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)