Brooklyn pols unveil three-part plan to combat illegal guns

Brooklyn pols unveil three-part plan to combat illegal guns

From left: State Senator Andrew Gounardes, Moms Demand Action Founding Member Kristen Pettit, Bay Ridge Resident Jay Brown, Councilman Justin Brannan, Kings County District.Attorney Eric Gonzalez, Commanding Officer of the 68th Precinct Captain Andrew Tolson. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City In the wake of an uptick in shootings citywide, a group of Brooklyn pols unveiled a three-part plan to keep illegal guns off city streets on Friday. “A single act of gun violence can irreparably damage the lives of so many people in our communities,” said State Senator Andrew Gounardes. “But these horrific acts can be prevented by getting illegal guns off of our streets and preventing guns from falling into the wrong hands.” The southern Brooklyn senator, Bay Ridge Councilman Justin Brannan, and Kings County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez joined members of the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action to announce a set of proposals to keep firearms off Brooklyn streets — by cracking down on gun trafficking from firearm-lenient states, hosting more gun buyback events, and continuing to support community-based anti-violence groups. “I remain fully committed to protecting public safety in Brooklyn by focusing resources on those who shoot and carry weapons in our neighborhoods, by going after firearms traffickers who bring guns into our city and by partnering with violence interrupters and other community-based organizations,” Gonzalez said in a statement. To ebb the flow of illegal guns coming into the state, the pols threw […]

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