Getting Tough on Gun Violence

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Police executives from across the United States are calling for tougher prosecution and stiffer penalties of gun crimes.

"The fact is, people don't go to prison for firearms in Chicago," Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told a meeting of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington DC last week. "We're losing about half of our gun cases without disposition."

McCarthy's comments were echoed by several other law enforcement leaders at the meeting, attended by about 250 . . .

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