Community Groups Help Get Guns Off Streets
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In the wake of high-profile gun violence, some community-based groups are doing their part to curb shootings.
The Lay Down Your Guns Campaign and the Brooklyn Blizzards Youth Organization helped get four illegal guns off the street in the past week.
They turned in the guns at a precinct close to where six-year old Ariyanna Prince and others were shot in a drive-by shooting last Sunday.
Elected officials said the groups bridge a crucial gap between police and good-intentioned illegal gun owners.
"People don't see a welcome mat in front of precincts, so they are afraid to walk in, so they give it to individuals who they know can walk in and go through the process in a safe manner," said State Sen. Eric Adams.
The turned-in guns included a sawed-off shotgun and two semi-automatic handguns.