Chicago’s Guns And Bullets To Become Fashion Accessories


apguns_s640x426Chicago has long been known for its gun violence, recording 329 homicides so far this year and a total of 441 last year. Weapons seizures are also off the charts, with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office collecting an estimated 1,500 guns a year and some ammunition, Sheriff Thomas Dart told Reuters. And while guns and bullets are usually destroyed after law enforcement investigations, a New York-based company and Cook County have announced a plan to raise money for victims of violence by melting the metals and turning them into bracelets, rings, and necklaces to be sold for $35 to $1,600.

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“Chicago is a city that has suffered a lot over the past few years because of gun violence,” Peter Thum, an entrepreneur who runs Liberty United, said. “There’s an interesting opportunity to do something here.”


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