Chicago implemented a mandatory stolen firearm reporting law last year and watched its previously record-breaking homicide numbers plummet to the lowest level in 50 years.
--Darryl Forté is the Kansas City police chief and Sly James is the mayor.
Really? That's the reason? What timeframe are we talking about? Which law specifically do you mean?
It's true, Chicago has seen a drop in murders. Let's look at some other possible factors.
1) One of the worst/coldest winters we've seen in decades.
2) A little lawsuit declaring Chicago's ban on most firearms, including all handguns, unconstitutional.
3) The passing of Concealed Carry in Illinois w/ thousands of licenses being issued in the last few weeks.
But according to these, unbiased I'm sure, individuals, the ONLY cause is the passage of a 'mandatory reporting' law. Let's look at that. Someone knowingly selling to a criminal is going to care about one more law making it illegaller? Yeah. OK. Pull the other one. The correlation is pretty weak in the first place, never mind trying to claim pure causality. I'll also bet they can't point to any cases of prosecution using these laws.