WBEZ | Violence Policy Center http://www.wbez.org/tags/violence-policy-center Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Examining how legal guns fall into the wrong hands http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/examining-how-legal-guns-fall-wrong-hands-89967 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-02/Gun.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-26/police-superintendent-garry-mccarthy-addresses-rise-police-involved-shoo" target="_blank">Tuesday, July 26</a>, <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>spoke with Chicago Police Superintendent <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-26/police-superintendent-garry-mccarthy-addresses-rise-police-involved-shoo" target="_blank">Garry McCarthy</a>. 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? <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wondered how a gun goes from the legal to the illegal market?</p><p>For answers <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to Tom Diaz, a senior policy analyst with the <a href="http://www.vpc.org/" target="_blank">Violence Policy Center</a> in Washington. The Violence Policy Center is a non-profit center that specializes in issues of gun violence from a public health point of view.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/examining-how-legal-guns-fall-wrong-hands-89967