The Bloomington-Normal area reported more than 50 incidents of gunfire in 2019.
Teens and young adults were involved in many of those cases. I recently interviewed local youth minister Andrew Held and McLean County Public Defender Carla Barnes about their work in assessing what’s gone wrong in the lives of these young people. Both are involved in efforts to move would-be offenders of gun laws to a path away from the criminal justice system.
Here’s a link to WGLT’s Sound Ideas segment: https://www.wglt.org/post/glt-sound-ideas-012020#stream/0