By AWR Hawkins
This push is aimed at “retail firearms customers”–i.e., law-abiding citizens.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel is basing this push on “researchers [who] have found a statistically significant correlation between guns used to commit crimes and guns purchased in bulk.”
A University of Pennsylvania study in 2007 found that “[25 percent] of all guns used in crime were purchased as part of a multiple gun sale.”
This comes on top of Emanuel's efforts to videotape every retail gun transaction–in the .5 percent of Chicago allowed to have gun stores–and to force those gun stores “to submit a safety plan outlining exterior lighting, surveillance cameras and alarm systems, as well as storage of guns and ammunition.”
He also wants gun store employees to “undergo fingerprinting, background checks and training on identifying potential gun traffickers.”
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AWR Hawkins writes for all the BIG sites, for Pajamas Media, for RedCounty.com, for Townhall.com and now AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
His southern drawl is frequently heard discussing his take on current events on radio shows like America's Morning News, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, the Ken Pittman Show, and the NRA's Cam & Company, among others. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal (summer 2010), and he holds a PhD in military history from Texas Tech University.
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