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Cook County seizes more than 80 illegal guns

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:53 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:00 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says an effort to take illegal guns off the street has resulted in the seizure of 83 guns in the last seven weeks.

Dart said Tuesday that the newly formed Sheriff's Gun Suppression Unit also has recovered thousands of rounds of ammunition and more than 100 revoked Firearm Owners Identification cards. Dart has proposed state gun legislation that would reform and strengthen enforcement of the state's FOID card system.

The weapons seized add to the thousands of weapons that Chicago's police department takes off the street every year.

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