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Chicago to Get More ATF Agents to Help Fight Gun Crime
CHICAGO - The federal government will provide additional aid to Chicago's efforts to battle gun violence. The Department of Justice will announce Thursday that it will send seven more agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to join the 45 already stationed in Chicago. In announcing the reinforcements, Attorney General Eric Holder says that his office "will continue to do everything in its power to help the city of Chicago combat gun violence. These new agents are a sign of the federal government's ongoing commitment to helping local leaders ensure Chicago's streets are safe."