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Garry McCarthy interview (gun control)

I watched the interview that Phil did with Garry McCarthy tonight regarding the violence sweeping the City. One of the specific topics that was brought up was that of gun control. I was surprised that Phil did not bring up the fact that Illinois already has a reporting requirement on ALL gun purchases (including the so-call loop hole; i.e. private sales). Any individual that sells a gun in their possession is required to keep a record of that sale for 10 years. See this document for more information:

http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/9-049.pdf

Why does Mr. McCarthy think another reporting law will reduce straw purchases? Obviously if that is a problem now (with the current law on the books) it will be a problem later with another law on the books.