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Jersey City Police Cracking Down On Illegal Guns

JERSEY CITY, NJ (WCBS 880) — Jersey City police have been cracking down on illegal guns in the hopes of a safer summer with Operation Summer Shield.

An Uzi, an AK47 and a Tech Nine are among the guns rounded up with the 176 arrested in the operation over the past five months.

“We strike proactively before the summer hits to make this the safest summer,” said police chief Thomas Comey. “We put in custody everyone from a drug dealer to people that were wanted in homicides.”

Including a man he says, who was suspected in two recent violent rapes in Jersey City.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports: Jersey City Police Say Operation Will Make A Safer Summer

“This whole thing was addressed at violent crime,” said Comey.

But Mayor Jerramiah Healy says arrests will not fix crime problems, touting summer community events.

“We’re also going to launch our second gun amnesty buyback program,” said Hall.

The mayor is hoping to kick-start the buyback program later this month or early July.

 What do you think of Jersey City’s efforts? Let us know in our comments section.

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  • Tyrone

    Just making arrest and buying back guns isn’t the solution for crime itself, what has to be address is the lack of economic empowerment for those who are living a life of hopelessness and desperate. The true root to most crimes in our community is due to poverty, lack of education and training, and discrimination. If these issues are sincerely addressed crime will decrease. Desperate People Do Desperate Things To Get A Piece Of The So-Call American Dream!

  • Demetrius Terry

    Im happy to see progress being made. But there is still a lot of things needed to get done. Also the curfew law needs to be enforced as well.
    Demetrius Terry
    Interim Chairman of Hudson County Teenage Republicans /2013 Ward A Greenville City Council Candidate

    • John

      Hey Demetrius

      Have you started your first semester of college yet?

  • Nick

    So it’s been ok to have illegal guns until there’s a crack down? Shouldn’t the cops be enforcing the legal laws all year round?

    And I love these gun buyback programs. You have a gun with a body on it? No problem, just turn it in for ca$h and the cops will destroy the evidence for you. No questions asked.

    These pansy libs are just born stupid.

  • kendra

    i guess we have to start somewhere i guess that starts with this fiasco….

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