Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges


              Attorney General Merrick Garland, right, listens as Acting Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Director Marvin G. Richardson speaks at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms headquarters in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)
            
              Attorney General Merrick Garland arrives at Midway International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Garland announced an initiative to reduce gun violence with five cross-jurisdictional strike forces by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking in key regions across the United States. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)
            Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) acting director Marvin G. Richardson, back to camera, tour an ATF crime gun intelligence mobile command center, which provides investigators with ballistic processing at crime scenes, in Washington, on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Monaco's visit comes after she and Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the launch of the Justice Department's 'five cross-jurisdictional trafficking strike forces.' The forces are aimed at reducing firearms trafficking corridors, with a focus on New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Region, and Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP) 
              Attorney General Merrick Garland visits a memorial for fallen Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents after visiting the ATF headquarters in Washington, Thursday, July, 22 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)
            
              Attorney General Merrick Garland, center, along with Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, right, and Acting Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Director Marvin G. Richardson, left, leaves the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms headquarters in Washington, Thursday, July, 22 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)
            Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in Washington, Thursday, July, 22 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)