Guns Seized

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks to reporters about gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

‘Frustrated’ McCarthy: ‘We Had People Who Died Over The Weekend’

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy became a bit testy Monday during his weekly news conference on gun confiscations, when reporters peppered him with questions about something completely different.

07/14/2014

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: More Than 6,500 Illegal Guns Seized So Far This Year

“Even with the best policing in the world, without laws that help keep illegal guns off the streets and laws that provide real punishment for the dangerous criminals who carry them, we’ll continue to face an uphill battle,” McCarthy said.

12/09/2013

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

Sheriff’s Deputies Seizing Guns From People With Revoked Permits

A new team from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has launched an effort to seize guns from thousands of people whose state gun permits have been revoked.

07/26/2013

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McCarthy: Nearly 1,100 Guns Seized So Far This Year

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has started having gun seizure news conferences on a regular basis; and he says he will continue to until laws change to require that the loss, theft or transfer of a gun is reported.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2013

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)

Police Stand By Crime Strategies After Bloody Weekend

Eight people were slain in various shootings in Chicago over the weekend, but Chicago police maintain their crime-fighting strategies are working.

01/28/2013

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, McCarthy Continue Push For Tougher Gun Laws

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy continued the city’s full court press on gun violence, showing off a table full of confiscated guns, and trotting out statistics comparing Chicago to New York.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

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Chicago Police Arrest 300, Nab 100 Weapons In 3-Day Drug Crackdown

Police busted street drug sales operations in 10 district across the city over a three-day period ending Saturday, police superintendent Garry McCarthy announced Sunday.

08/26/2012

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Joliet On Pace To Break Records For Guns Seized In One Year

Joliet police say they did not want to break a record they set last year, but it looks like it’s going to happen.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2012