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June 8, 2013

Not enforcing existing gun laws: That’s a crime
By Wayne LaPierre

If “low-level” prosecutions of the most violent armed criminals in Chicago were the norm, that city — with thousands of shootings and armed robberies added to its growing number of murders — would see scores of the worst violent gang members and armed drug dealers sent to prison in sure, swift prosecutions. That’s true for every city in America. But Chicago, with the most vicious armed criminals in the nation, ranks 89th out of 90 U.S. Attorney districts. That ranking comes from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which provides the gold-standard review of federal law enforcement performance. Given thousands of violent crimes involving armed criminals, including record numbers of murders every year, Chicago has seen pathetically few federal gun-law prosecutions: 63 in fiscal year 2011.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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