AG Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities, including Chicago
3 days ago - By WGN TV
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is launching an effort in five cities in the U.S. to reduce spiking gun violence by addressing illegal trafficking and prosecuting offenses that help put guns in the hands of criminals.
Attorney General Merrick Garland will launch the gun trafficking strike forces in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The effort will include stepped-up enforcement in so-called supply areas - cities and states where it's easier to obtain firearms that are later trafficked into other cities with more restrictive gun laws.
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Garland launches gun trafficking strike forces in 5 cities
3 days ago - By NBC News
The effort will step up enforcement in so-called supply areas - cities and states where it's easier to obtain firearms that are later trafficked elsewhere.
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The Justice Department is tackling a rise in violent crime by launching gun trafficking 'strike forces' in five cities
3 days ago - By Business Insider
There is an uptick in gun violence around the US.
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The DOJ is launching five gun-trafficking "strike forces" with the goal of stemming violent crime.
They will monitor gun trafficking routes to major cities and work with local law enforcement.
While most crime is steady or down, homicides and gun violence are up in many US cities.
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The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has formed gun trafficking "strike forces" in an effort to fight the recent surge in gun violence in the US. The five strike forces will...
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