Attorney General Garland and Deputy Attorney General Monaco Launch Firearms Trafficking Strike Forces
At ATF headquarters Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco launched five cross-jurisdictional strike forces to help reduce gun violence by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking in key regions across the country. Leveraging existing resources, the regional strike forces will better ensure sustained and focused coordination across jurisdictions and help stem the supply of illegally trafficked firearms from source cities, through other communities, and into five key market regions: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento Region and Washington, D.C. Following the announcement Deputy Attorney General Monaco visited the ATF’s Mobile Command Unit, and Attorney General Garland went to Chicago to discuss innovative crime reduction strategies with local stakeholders.
Updated May 19, 2022