The Chicago Police Department forfeits about $2 million every year when police destroy the guns they seize rather than sell them to licensed firearms dealers. The decision is made for emotional, political and ideological reasons.
On Tuesday, July 26, Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. While talking about gun violence in the city, McCarthy stressed that many of the weapons recovered by police were illegal. So then why do many weapons circulate illegally?