Church offers reward for 'gun-runners'

July 15, 2008 2:28:57 PM PDT
Saint Sabina Church is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of so-called gun-runners in the city.The church's outspoken leader - Father Michael Pfleger - led a Loop rally for stiffer gun control laws Tuesday morning. The group says it hopes the reward money can help expose those who sell or distribute guns on the streets.

"We have to create an atmosphere where people are afraid to do crimes because they understand the community sees them as an enemy. Until we create that, people think they can get by with it. It's not acceptable," said Fr. Michael Pfleger, St. Sabina Church.

Pfleger's group says last month's Supreme Court ruling against a gun ban in Washington DC underscores the need for more grass roots efforts like Tuesday's rally.


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