CHICAGO, IL (WCMH) — Lawmakers in Illinois want to start adding serial numbers to bullets to help track illegally acquired ammunition.

Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, tells WGN the serial numbers will be a way to address the violence epidemic in the city.

With Harper’s proposal, every bullet sold in Illinois would require a serial number to be stamped on it by ammunition makers.

Harper says with the serial number, shootings would go down because the illegally acquired ammunition would be easier to track.