McCarthy: ‘Way too many guns on our streets’

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that police have seized more than 1,825 firearms to date in 2013.

At a news conference Monday, McCarthy displayed 20 examples of firearms recently seized by police and discussed recent gun recoveries in the city. But, like McCarthy has said at past news conferences like this, gun seizures are not enough to truly reduce gun violence in Chicago.

“Folks, I’m going to close by saying the same thing I say every week. It’s simple: There’s way too many guns on our streets. They get there because of the structure of our guns laws,” McCarthy said.

15 comments

  • Caligula

    "There’s way too many guns on our streets. They get there because of the structure of our guns laws,” McCarthy said."

    No… they get there because of inept enforcement of existing laws by inept law enforcement amateurs like yourself McCarthy! You can't even prevent thugs on Michigan avenue from harassing innocent people. You and the entire Cook County administration are an embarrassment!

  • Todd Pardee

    There’s way too many gang bangers on the street. If you want to play with the constitution why don’t you play with the part that allows these thugs and killers to hang on the corner selling dope and ho’s!

  • ANGRY!

    HOW ABOUT STRONGER PUNISHMENT? I REPEAT STRONGER PUNISHMENT, I BLAME YOU FOR THESE THUGS BEING OUT ON THE STREET! SEND THEM AWAY! HOW ABOUT ENDING GUN SHOWS? HOW ABOUT PUTTING SOME SORT OF MILITARY INTO OUR STREETS? CHILDREN CANNOT EVEN PLAY OUTSIDE IN THEIR OWN BACKYARDS! THIS IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS! MCCARTHY-LETS GET A MOVE ON AND SHOW THESE GUYS WHO IS BOSS AND REALLY MEAN IT!!!!!!!!!

    • Todd Pardee

      Chicago doesn’t have gun shows, or gun stores. What they’ve got is thousands of thugs that need to be brought under the rule of law. These toughs laugh at you because you don’t enforce laws and they know it! Lets start with the illegal CITIZENS! But no, you protect illegal activity, not enforce it

    • 7467365463

      You want the miitary. First of all not many citizens support the cpd. When they enforce the laws on the street and things get in the grey zone citizens are the first to get out a cell phone and begin taping to get cpd in trouble. What do you think the military is going to do. Thugs do not follow orders so sometimes they need stiffer enforcement but until the citizens and lawyers support the cpd 100 percent its not going to end. To many citizens defend the thug gang bangers. ex. I know my son robbed someone and beat them with a baseball bat but they didnt deserve that from the police. So for now with the way people are with todays law enforcement the only people i can blame right now is the parents and the actually thugs holding the guns. Look what happened to that sgt who slapped the thug a few times. He lost his job. I hope it does get better but things wont change.

  • keeping real

    what about holding gun makers accountable like tabacco companies!!! i will bet then you will see reduce in gun crimes!!! JUST punishing the monekies is not enough!!!!

    • Todd Pardee

      And despite fining the tobacco companies, and taxing the daylights out of cigarettes, smoking remains as popular an activity as ever!

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