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DOJ Launches Strike Forces In 5 Urban Areas To Bring Down Gun Violence05:04

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The Department of Justice is launching gun trafficking strike forces to address gun violence and stem the flow of illegal firearms in five regions around the country: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento region and Washington, D.C.

This is the latest in a series of initiatives by the Biden administration and the Justice Department to try to reduce violent crime, which has been on the rise around the country.

Here & Now's Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR justice correspondent Ryan Lucas.

This segment aired on July 23, 2021.