Urban Violence

Contrary to how neatly the crisis of urban violence fits into the narrative of many, one can't talk about it fairly without talking about the ease with which guns flow into urban areas from states with weak gun laws. Chicago would not be "Chicago" without Indiana and the Northeast would not be awash in guns without the Iron Pipeline.

Without universal background checks that include private sales at gun shows and without tougher trafficking laws, there is virtually nothing stopping an individual from unloading legally-purchased guns on the streets of major cities... and profiting greatly in the process.