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Since everyone agrees criminals don't obey the laws, isn't it about time we focused our efforts on the source of those guns used by criminals? Rahm Emanuel has a good idea but of course the self-serving gun rights activists will fight him tooth and nail.Homicides in Chicago spiked by 60 percent during the first three months of the year despite an increase in police resources in some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, according to new police crime statistics.
Of the 120 homicides, 101 involved shootings, police said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pushed for other restrictions, including a bill working its way through the Illinois House that would require handgun owners throughout the state to register their weapons.
Ludwig said that could give police an important tool to potentially track weapons beyond their initial sale at legal gun shops as they change hands on the currently unregulated secondary market.
"Registration gives you a way to hold gun owners accountable for what they do with their guns," he said.
"... Everything that happens after the first purchase in most places is just invisible. Nobody's got to keep track of anything legally."
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