Chicago’s gun problem a suburban problem also, by William Olson – Schaumburg, IL.

The Chicago Tribune reported a boy sitting on a picnic bench was grazed in the head by a bullet. The close calls are equally sickening. It’s time Chicago, its suburbs and state leaders reach out to Indiana to tighten the states gun sales laws. Upwards of 60% of guns recovered at crime scenes in Chicago came from northwest Indiana.

Bricks and mortar gun shops cannot sell firearms to people without a background check on the purchaser, but vendors selling guns from their “private” collection need not conduct a background check. These vendors are fueling the flow of guns on the streets of Chicago and its suburbs.

The Tribune article can be read here.

William Olson

Schaumburg, IL

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