The NYPD and Brooklyn clergy paired up Saturday to buy scores of guns to get them off the street, police said.
The team, dubbed the Coalition to Reduce Violent Crime, netted 174 firearms in a six-hour period during its Cash for Guns event, which began at 11 a.m., police said.
The group handed out $200 bank cards to buy the guns with “no questions asked” at two locations – First Baptist Church in Brownsville and Southern Baptist Church in East New York, police said.
A pink 9-mm. pistol, an AK-47 assault rifle and a miniature Uzi were among 60 semiautomatic weapons recovered, cops said.
The group also purchased 72 revolvers, 19 rifles, five shotguns and one sawed-off shotgun during the event, police said.
A number of zip guns, or improvised firearms, also were exchanged during the program.
More than 6,000 guns have been removed from city streets since cops first partnered with clergy in 2008 to buy the weapons, police said.
Source: Joe Kemp for NY Daily News.
The NYPD and Brooklyn clergy paired up Saturday to buy scores of guns to…
by Tactical-Life.com / Dec 13, 2010