Axelrod Blames NRA, ‘Straw Purchases’ for Chicago Gun Violence

Says background checks would help solve the problem

Axelrod Blames Straw Purchasers, NRA For Chicago's Gun Violence (RealClearPolitics)

"I just want to say this — I come from the city of Chicago," David Axelrod said on MSNBC. “We know we have had a violence problem there. A lot of it has to do with straw buyers arming street gangs. There is no doubt and every law enforcement person will tell you that stronger trafficking laws combined with universal background checks would make a real difference."

"People are afraid of the NRA and trading their jobs for young lives in places like Chicago," he continued. "And it is a terrible blight. You know, hopefully people will step up and do the right thing. It is extraordinary to have all the country on one side and the Congress on the other."

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