With Gun Violence At Crisis Level In Chicago, Victims Hope Crackdown On Straw Purchases And Gun Trafficking Has An ImpactPolice blame some of the violence in Chicago on illegal guns brought in from other states, and they’re starting to crack down on it. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Monday night, victims of gun violence say it’s about time.
U.S. DOJ Announces Multi-Jurisdictional Plan To Fight Gun Trafficking, A Major Focus In Chicago Violent Crime Reduction EffortsOfficials from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have announced concrete steps to fight illegal gun trafficking – which is a principal focus in efforts to reduce violent crime in Chicago.
'Dixie Pipeline' Is Sending A Lot Of Guns To Chicago From Mississippi; What Is Behind It?On Tuesday, CBS 2’s Chris Tye took a close look at where the guns being trafficked from before they end up at Chicago crime scenes.
Police Supt. David Brown Meets With President Biden At White House Amid Spike In Chicago Violence; New Plan Will Focus On Gun TraffickingChicago Police Supt. David Brown was headed back to Chicago late Monday after meeting with President Joe Biden in Washington to talk about the city's crime problem.
3 Soldiers Stationed At Fort Campbell Charged With Funneling Guns To Chicago; Prosecutors Say Some Were Used In Mass Shooting In MarchThree soldiers were charged Tuesday with funneling guns back to the city from Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee line where they are stationed.
23 Charged, Including Suspected Gang Leader, In Federal Investigation Into Drug And Gun Trafficking In EnglewoodThe alleged leader of the Black Disciples and 22 others were charged in a massive federal investigation into drug and gun trafficking in Englewood.
Man Sentenced On Gun Trafficking Charges Connected To Death Of Tyshawn LeeTyshawn, who was in fourth grade, was shot multiple times at close range with a .40-caliber weapon, after being lured into an alley at 80th and Damen, near his grandmother’s house, on November 2, 2015.
Berwyn Man Gets 14 Years For Trafficking Illegal GunsMiguel Martinez sold firearms illegally to a cooperating witness who didn’t have a FOID card or concealed carry license.
Feds: Gunrunner Bought Weapons In Arkansas To Sell To Chicago GangsKlint Kelley left Chicago for rural Arkansas as teenager, and allegedly stayed connected to his hometown by trafficking guns.
Police: Gun-Runner Bought Guns In Arkansas To Sell To Chicago GangsChicago Police on Tuesday touted the least-violent Labor Day weekend in three years, and the arrest of an alleged gun-runner who trafficked “hundreds” of weapons— including assault rifles— from Arkansas to street gangs on the South and West sides.
Bond Revoked For Man Charged In Gun Case Related To Shooting Of CopsCharles Williams allegedly told ATF agents he knew the guns he traded would end up in the hands of La Raza members.
Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into IllinoisUnder the new law, a first conviction of trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years.
Feds Charge 14 In Chicago Area Gun Trafficking CaseOfficials 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.
South Holland Man Gets Nearly 17 Years For Illegal Gun DealsDavid “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.