A new program anounced by the Federal Government on Wednesday should keep the number of gun prosecutions in Indiana Federal Court high, says an Indiana U.S. Prosecutor.
"The past several years we've averaged around 200 gun cases per year, and that's quite a bit for a district our size," says U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirch.
The five principals of the project include coordinated proseuction, enforcing the background check system, improved information sharing, coordinated response to mental health denials, and crime gun intelligence coordination.
"Our federal resources are focused where they can have the ost impact in reducing the threat of violence in our communities," says Kirsch.
Fort Wayne Police statistics show 26 people died in shootings in 2018, and this years currently sits at 17.
Hirsch believes with this program, crime rates will continue to drop.