Here's a recent example of what's going on in Chicago and Cook County.
This woman was making straw purchases, selling the guns to gang bangers and reporting them stolen. Why wasn't she federally charged with gun trafficking and sent to jail instead of getting probation and a small fine?
Mount Prospect woman gets probation for illegal gun sales
A Mount Prospect woman pleaded guilty to selling guns illegally and was sentenced to probation.
Simone Mousheh, 23, pleaded guilty Thursday to the illegal transfer of firearms in exchange for 12 months probation and 15 days in the Cook County sheriff's work alternative program, according to court records. S.W.A.P. allows judges to sentence nonviolent offenders to manual labor in lieu of jail time.
She was also ordered to pay $679 in fines.
According to published reports, Mousheh purchased a .40-caliber gun legally then reported it stolen. Police recovered the gun from a Chicago juvenile.
During a six-month period, authorities said, Mousheh purchased four weapons for $600 each and sold two to a Hoffman Estates man with Chicago gang ties.