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.