Despite Gun Ban 7,234 Guns Confiscated In Chicago So Far This Year

One question: Who has these guns? Law-abiding citizens or criminals? The local CBS News has this:

Seven thousand two hundred thirty-four. If Chicago is your home, that number tells you something about your city, and police say it's not necessarily good.

As CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman reports, there have been 7,234 guns recovered or confiscated by Chicago Police so far this year. When you think about it, that's about one gun for every 400 people, in a city with an ordinance that prohibits them.

Chicagoan Robert Herbert hears gunshots all the time in his neighborhood. He says lots of people have them.

"All the time, every day, yesterday, the day before yesterday," Herbert said.

Police are finding some of the guns.

"So far year to date, there's been seven thousand, two hundred and thirty four firearms recovered in Chicago," said Deputy Chicago Police Chief Nick Roti. . . .

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Blogger Mike aka Proof said...

And that's just from the guys that got caught!

11/15/2009 12:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Exactly, Proof! The number is likely much higher than the 1 illegal gun confiscated per 400 people.

11/16/2009 9:21 AM  

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