SPRINGFIELD, Il. (KMOX) – An Illinois lawmaker is proposing a new way to fight gun violence.
Rep. Sonya Harper proposed a bill in a press conference this week that would require serial numbers on all bullets sold in the state of Illinois. She thinks this would go a long way towards stopping violence by tracking the bullets back to their source.
“We just want to know how the guns and the bullets are getting into the hands of our youth and causing senseless harm and murder on our streets,” Harper says.
Proponents of the bill believe investigators would be able to track down whoever bought the bullets. Opponents say it’s impossible to enforce and the numbers wouldn’t be preserved after fired in a gun.
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