Fundraising off death and blaming Indiana. Funny, as Everytown’s own media arm (Trace Media) unintentionally disproved that claim and showed that Illinois itself is in fact the state with the most “crime guns” recovered in Illinois :
Keep profiting off the dead and lying, Everytown. The fact that the feds are addressing the issue in an attempt to stop it and all you can say is “new laws new laws new laws“ proves your intentions are not to stop the problem cold in it tracks, but to play politics. Just today in Chicago, the “political stunt” as described by Everytown netted this:
The reputed leader of the Black Disciples street gang was among 23 people arrested in a federal gang takedown involving drug and weapons trafficking in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities announced.
Darnell McMiller, who goes by the street name “Murder,” was charged with distribution of fentanyl-laced heroin to a cooperating individual last September in the 7000 block of South Lowe Avenue, according to court records. McMiller, of Chicago, is described in the charges as the current leader of the Black Disciples, a national street gang founded in the city in the 1960s.
During a news conference outside Chicago police’s Englewood District station, law enforcement officials discussed the roundup, which including the seizure of heroin laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl, as well as cocaine, ecstasy pills, two dozen guns and about $50,000.
John Lausch Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, told reporters the multi-year investigation into the Black Disciples was clearly active prior to the start of Operation Legend, an effort announced by the Trump administration last week calling for a surge in federal agents to Chicago to assist Chicago police and other law enforcement in tamping down violence. But Lausch said the BD investigation represents the kind of work that law enforcement plans to emulate in Chicago during the new operation.
“The influx of federal resources under Operation Legend announced last week week fits squarely within this same strategy and uses the same enforcement structure, including the agencies and the leaders that are up here today to help us rid our neighborhoods of gun-toters and drug traffickers in order (to) restore the rule of law and to help keep people safe,” said Lausch.
Imagine being upset about that. Everytown is......