State lawmaker wants to curb Chicago crime by tracking bullets

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CHICAGO -- An Illinois State Representative from Chicago is addressing the violence epidemic in the city, in a different way.

Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, represents some of the most crime-ridden communities, including Englewood and the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Harper introduced her plan Tuesday for a bill that would require ammunition makers to stamp serial numbers on every bullet sold in Illinois.

Harper says shootings would go down, because it would be easier to track providers of illegally acquired ammunition.