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Sen. Kirk’s Gun Control Proposal: Arrest 18,000 Chicago Gang Members

Illinois Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin are meeting with U.S. Attorney nominee Zachary Fardon on Wednesday to discuss stepping up gun and gang prosecutions in Chicago — as Kirk is calling for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples.

President Barack Obama tapped Fardon last week, picking from four names jointly forwarded to the White House by Durbin, a Democrat and Kirk, a Republican. The Senate Judiciary Committee — of which Durbin is a member — is expected to approve Fardon in one or two months and send his nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote. . .


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