Published on Jan 30, 2013 – Fighting Gangs
Gun trafficking is allowing gangs and violence to flourish in Chicago (And Indeed Nationwide). The Chicago Crime Commission reported that Chicago Police confiscate an average of 13,000 illegal weapons each year. Last summer, gang violence killed 500 men, women and children in Chicago. We must put a stop to this cycle, which is why I have joined with Senator Gillibrand to take serious action to prevent straw purchases and ensure that law enforcement has the tools it needs to crack down on illegal weapons trafficking.
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators introduced Wednesday what they say is the first bipartisan bill in the new Congress to reduce gun violence.