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Rahm Emanuel, who put the brakes on gun control in the Obama White House, is now pushing for broad changes to firearm policies in Chicago.

Like President Obama, the Chicago mayor has long embraced gun-control policies, but at times has worked behind the scenes to thwart the movement.

As Obama moves to pass new legislation to reduce gun violence after a shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Emanuel wants to strengthen Chicago’s gun laws to address an alarming increase in homicides.