Updated 01/14/13 – 5:20 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued the city’s full court press on gun violence on Monday.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
As the mayor was in Washington, D.C., to attend a panel discussion on how to prevent gun violence, McCarthy was in Chicago, showing off a table full of confiscated guns, and trotting out statistics comparing Chicago to New York.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports Chicago police seized 7,400 guns last year – nine times as many as New York City – where he used to be a police officer. McCarthy said Chicago is off to a fast start this year.
“In the first two weeks of 2013, our officers have seized 302 firearms, including 120 last week alone. This can no longer continue,” he said.