Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces New Gun Safety Measures


Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy speaks next to a picture... News PhotoChicago - Illinois,City,Crime,Effort,Garry McCarthy,Government,Growth,Gun,Horizontal,Illinois,Justice - Concept,Law,Murder,Politics,Press Conference,Problems,Publicity Event,Sentencing,Sergio Mora,Serious,Talking,USA,Victim,ViolencePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesCHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 11: Chicago Police Superintendant Garry McCarthy speaks next to a picture of homicide victim Sergio Mora during a press conference which he called to promote a plan to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for serious gun crimes in an effort to combat the city's growing gun violence problem on February 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Mora's picture was one of four pictures of murder victims presented at the press conference. All four were former convicts who had been released early from prison from prison and later murdered. In his push for longer prison sentences, McCarthy contends that they would not have been murdered had they still been serving their imposed prison terms. President Barack Obama is expected to speak about the city’s growing gun violence problem during a visit to Chicago on Friday. Last year the city had more than 500 murders. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)