Chicago Police Seize About One Illegal Gun Every Hour

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police superintendent says officers seize, on average, one illegal handgun per hour and that the proliferation of guns on the streets prompted three police-involved shootings within 30 hours this week.

Eddie Johnson said Wednesday that Chicago police recover more illegal guns than officers in New York City and Los Angeles combined.

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