We’re back with Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms.

One of the problems the police chief indicated Tuesday is that stolen guns are being used in crimes, and that it is a priority to get guns off the streets.

“(We’ll) continue to let people know: Lock your cars up. Believe it or not, people leave guns in cars and leave them unlocked,” Thoms said.

Hear what else Thoms has to say about the gun violence issue in the video.

We want to hear your thoughts, too, with our question of the week. What idea do you have to reduce gun violence around the Quad Cities? Let us know at 4therecord@whbf.com.

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