Durbin ‘listens’ to top cops on gun violence prevention

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Sen. Dick Durbin hosted a listening session with local law enforcement officials today to focus on preventing every day gun violence in Illinois.

Some of the top cops in Illinois briefed Senator Durbin on gun violence in their jurisdictions, and included ways to address the issue.

They’re also expected discussed mass shootings and ways to prevent tragedies like the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

The session’s participants included Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.