Clergy/NYPD Coalition Has Helped Get 6,000 Guns Off Streets

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The Brooklyn Clergy/NYPD Coalition to Reduce Violent Crime will hold a “Cash for Guns” event on Saturday at two Brooklyn churches, in the 73rd and 75th Precincts.

Anyone who turns in an operable handgun between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will receive a $200 bank card in exchange, no questions asked, at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville and at Southern Baptist Church, in the 73rd and 75th precincts, respectively.

The event is part of an ongoing partnership announced in September between the Police Department and religious leaders in Brooklyn to attempt to reduce crime in neighborhoods.

Saturday’s event marks the ninth anti-gun drive the NYPD has held in partnership with local clergy, in houses of worship in all five boroughs since 2008. More than 6,000 guns have been removed from the streets as a result of this program.

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