Alternate headline: Obama to call for gun control in city that proves it doesn’t work.
Via Chicago Tribune:
Thank You Zip and Chicago Trib.President Barack Obama returns Tuesday to his hometown, a city that has become a national symbol of gun violence, to speak with police leaders from around the country about the need for tougher firearm laws.In his speech at the annual conference for the International Association of Chiefs of Police at McCormick Place, Obama is expected to push for national laws that make it harder to get around local restrictions by simply driving across a state border with less stringent gun laws.Weaker guns laws in Indiana, for instance, have long been a problem for Chicago police, leading to a steady stream of illegal guns crossing the border and ending up on the city’s West and South sides. A recent report issued by the city said 60 percent of the illegal guns recovered by Chicago police from 2009 to 2013 came from out of state, many from Indiana.Obama’s visit comes at a time when Chicago continues to struggle with gun violence. Even on the most recent late October weekend, shootings left 28 people wounded and six killed.For the year so far, homicides are nearing 400, well ahead of the pace at this point in 2014 and 2013. Through 6 a.m. Monday, homicides had risen 18.5 percent to 391, up from 330 during the year-earlier period, said Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.Over that same period, a little more than 2,500 people have been shot, about 400 more than the same period in 2014, according to a Tribune analysis.
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