Where Chicago's Illegal Guns Come From11:07
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Handguns are seen in a bin during a Chicago Police Department gun turn-in event at Uptown Baptist Church, Nov. 19, 2016, in Chicago. (Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Handguns are seen in a bin during a Chicago Police Department gun turn-in event at Uptown Baptist Church, Nov. 19, 2016, in Chicago. (Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images)

Illegal guns are commonplace in Chicago, a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. Authorities have been hunting for people who deal unlawful weapons.

Reporter Mick Dumke (@mickeyd1971) wanted to learn more about how that hunt works. So, he dug into the case of one Chicagoan busted for moving some of those illegal guns.

This story is a collaboration between WBEZ, ProPublica Illinois and The Chicago Sun-Times, as part of the WBEZ series "Every Other Hour."

This segment aired on January 3, 2018.

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