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Report traces origins of guns used in Chicago crimes to suburbs, nearby states

By Mike Lowe,

A comprehensive report released Sunday sheds new light on the scourge of gun violence and where the thousands of guns used by criminals in Chicago are coming from.

Officials from the City of Chicago teamed up with academic and legal experts to detail the problem of guns crossing state lines and ending up in the hands of Chicago criminals in the 2017 Gun Trace Report. Their main questions: where are the weapons coming from, and how could they be stopped?

“This report confirms that the overwhelming majority of the guns that are possessed or used in a crime were originally purchased outside of the city and brought into the City of Chicago,” CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson said.


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