Chicago didn’t seem to need Twitter’s help when it wanted to keep a dangerous Chick-fil-A location off of the city’s streets, but with gunshot deaths numbering in the hundreds, the city could use a little help getting gun violence under control. As part of Chicago Ideas Week, the city is soliciting ideas from Twitter.
Using the hashtag #WhatIfChicago, residents are asked to submit their ideas on how to get illegal guns off the streets. The bad news: you’re limited to 140 characters. The good news: that’s more than the city seems to have come up with.
Russell Simmons is on board, but while he meditates on the problem, others are offering up a different take.
Ideas Week organizers say the best submissions will be debated during a panel discussion in October.