After a bit of digging, I've found the full text of the resolution:
WHEREAS, an estimated 30,000 Americans are killed each year as a result of gun violence; and
WHEREAS, many of the guns used in these crimes are purchased legally from a licensed firearms dealer by a buyer who is in reality an intermediary in the purchase; and
Note: Never seen this statistic anywhere before.
WHEREAS, the intermediary is used to hide the identity of the true purchaser or ultimate possessor of the firearm. These "straw purchases" and thefts are the most common ways that persons prohibited from possessing firearms to acquire them; and
Note: See how they snuck in 'thefts' there...
WHEREAS, there is a need for the police to identify the source of these straw purchases and hold everyone involved accountable for gun violence in our community; and
Note: If it WAS a straw purchase, sure... don't know if the gun has been sold several times before getting into the hands of a kid. Are they going to arrest EVERYONE?
WHEREAS, the City of Philadelphia is currently in a partnership with the U.S Attorney to identify, arrest and prosecute persons involved in straw purchase of firearms; and
Note: What does this have to do with it?
WHEREAS, City Council recognizes that it is important to determine the source of firearms that are in the hands of prohibited persons and that are used to promulgate gun violence in our City.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON, that the City Council requests that the Wilmington Police Department, the Wilmington City Solicitor's Office, the Delaware Attorney General and the Delaware U.S. Attorney trace firearms seized, found or turned in to the police back to their sources and develop and initiative to target persons involved in straw purchases of firearms in the City of Wilmington.
Note: If the gun is found or turned in and not used in the commission of the crime, how's that going to do anything but waste time?
*Edited with my emphasis.*