6,500 illegal guns seized in 2013

Various guns are displayed at the Chicago FBI offices, Thursday, July 22, 2010. Federal and local authorities say they were seized after 23 people were arrested in and around Chicago by undercover officers. More than 60 guns were seized and the defendants charged with various state and federal weapons and drug violations. (M. Spencer Green)

December 9, 2013 1:31:30 PM PST
Chicago police seized more than 6,500 illegal firearms so far this year.

Police Superintendent Garry said Monday the department has seen progress with significant reductions in crime and violence this year.

". . . to achieve the long-term reductions we all expect, we need stronger state and federal laws to keep illegal guns off the streets and out of our communities," McCarthy said in a statement. "Even with the best policing in the world, without laws that help keep illegal guns off the streets and laws that provide real punishment for the dangerous criminals who carry them, we'll continue to face an uphill battle."