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Feds Charge 14 In Chicago Area Gun Trafficking Case

Officials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said the arrests were the culmination of a crime-fighting strategy called the “Chicago Initiative,” involving a combination of federal agents and local police targeting the illegal gun trade.

08/27/2014

A total of 20 guns were taken from a person who had a revoked FOID card. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

South Holland Man Gets Nearly 17 Years For Illegal Gun Deals

David “Big Dave” Lewisbey , 24, of South Holland was sentenced to 200 months in prison Wednesday for illegally trafficking hundreds of guns from Indiana to Chicago.

05/15/2014

Chicago police show off firearms seized in the Calumet District on the Far South Side, where officers have seized more guns than any other police district in the city. (Credit: CBS)

Defendant Denies Selling Guns To Gangs: Trust Me, I’m A Drug Dealer

David “Big Dave” Lewisbey isn’t facing drug charges, though — he’s accused of making a small fortune by illegally supplying the guns that fuel Chicago’s deadly gang violence.

09/18/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Calls For Crackdown On Gun Traffickers

After a violent weekend in Chicago, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is introducing a new bill that would put gun traffickers in the cross-hairs.

07/22/2013

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Durbin Confident In Chances For ‘Straw Purchasing’ Gun Trafficker Law

A day after a gun trafficking law named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton made its way to the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he believes it has the best chance of becoming law out of all the gun control proposals being considered on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2013

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Man Accused Of Supplying Illegal Trafficker With Firearms From Gun Shows

Federal prosecutors said David Lewisbey supplied Englewood gun trafficker Levaine Tanksley with most of the 43 guns Tanksley allegedly sold to a federal informant in April.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

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Indiana Cops Admit To Buying Automatic Guns Illegitimately

Two former Lake County, Ind., Sheriff’s officers appeared in federal court in Hammond Tuesday, pleading guilty to gun trafficking and tax evasion charges.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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Nine Arrested After 18-Month Gang Investigation

Police and federal agents credit an informant with providing the information that led to the arrest of nine people early Tuesday on charges of illegally buying and supplying guns to members of a west suburban faction of a Chicago-based street gang.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011