Chicago Gun Violence High Despite Tough City Laws
The death of a 9-year-old child, allegedly at the hands of Chicago gang members, has shocked the country and prompted many to call for tougher gun laws. But gun supporters say Chicago already has tough laws.
Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with a researcher and a Chicago journalist about where guns used in illegal activities come from, and how laws in surrounding communities may affect the availability of guns on Chicago streets.
- Harold Pollack, co-director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and a professor at the University of Chicago. He tweets @haroldpollack.
- Rob Wildeboer, criminal and legal affairs reporter for WBEZ in Chicago. He tweets @robertwildeboer.
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