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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with the media about the Back of the Yards shooting. (CBS)

McCarthy: Stricter Penalties For Gun Crimes Would Prevent Shootings

Just this year, Chicago Police have seized 5,856 illegal firearms. Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that goes to show the challenge illegal guns pose to police and communities.

10/28/2013

Senator and Supt. Garry McCarthy push for mandatory minimums for gun crimes.  (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Sen. Kirk Lends Voice To Calls For Mandatory Sentencing For Gun Crimes

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is adding his voice to those calling for tougher sentences for gun crimes in Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/22/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Resolution Urges State To Impose Mandatory Sentencing On Gun Crimes

Alderman Jim Balcer, sponsor of the resolution, says State lawmakers should mandate three years in jail for most people caught with guns and without a Firearm Owners ID card.

10/16/2013