Responding to last year’s surge in gun violence–there were more than 4,300 shootings in Chicago by year’s end–several measures introduced at this month’s City Council meeting aim to address the toll of violence on residents. One resolution calls on the city to declare the surge in violence as a public health crisis; another warns of the long-term mental health implications of those caught in the crosshairs of shootouts and demands a city-sponsored counseling program. Another introduction questions the impact of a federal effort to deregulate the purchase of gun silencers on the city’s crime reduction efforts.

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