Illinois Governor Pat Quinn took his call for new state gun regulations to the church pulpit.
Quinn has been talking to church-goers about how to reduce gun violence in Chicago.
At Saint Sabina's Sunday on the city's South Side - Quinn invoked the Bible in talking about proposals like expanding background checks and banning certain guns.
"We're not going to stand by and let children and others be killed," Quinn said. "No no no. We're going to listen to what Paul said: Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails."
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