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The Justice Department is tackling a rise in violent crime by launching gun trafficking 'strike forces' in five cities

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

There is an uptick in gun violence around the US.
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The DOJ is launching five gun-trafficking "strike forces" with the goal of stemming violent crime.
They will monitor gun trafficking routes to major cities and work with local law enforcement.
While most crime is steady or down, homicides and gun violence are up in many US cities.
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The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has formed gun trafficking "strike forces" in an effort to fight the recent surge in gun violence in the US. The five strike forces will...
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