“211 guns, including 130 handguns, 32 rifles, 21 shotguns, 15 sawed-off shotguns, & 13 assault rifles”

Thank you Long Beach Police Department for taking these weapons off our streets!!

“Last weekend, as part of the Long Beach Police Department’s continued effort to crack down on gun violence and take guns off the streets, we joined with Nassau County DA Madeline Singas in hosting a gun buyback program. We are pleased to announce that we took in 211 guns, including 130 handguns, 32 rifles, 21 shotguns, 15 sawed-off shotguns, & 13 assault rifles, making the event a tremendous success.” [LINK]

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13 thoughts on ““211 guns, including 130 handguns, 32 rifles, 21 shotguns, 15 sawed-off shotguns, & 13 assault rifles””

  1. The first time DA Rice pulled this stunt, she also offered $10 for every toy gun turned in. Enterprising Long Beach teens cleaned out the toy stores, buying and surrendered cases of toy guns, costing a the red faced district attorney thousands in taxpayers’ money.

  2. Exactly how many came from the North Park Gunmen?

    Mrs. Ford how about a progress report on the Gun Shot Detection System. Haven’t heard a peep since the first press release.

  3. Has anyone verified this story? It seems like an awful lot of guns just for LB. Sawed off shotguns?Assault weapons?

    Maybe this was a County wide program. Otherwise we are living in a war-zone.

  4. People will travel to sell there guns from other towns. It’s proven so those guns are probably from Uniondale, Freeport and island park. Gun buy backs don’t solve much all it does it take shitty weapons off the street to make way for new ones. Wake up people. Complete fail!

  5. These gun by backs are political gimmicks. Politicians try to imply that all these guns are illegal when the majority are actually legal guns turned in because the owners died, got too old or no longer wanted to possess them . How can any murder or shooting be solved if an illegal gun is turned in without forensic testing or fingerprinting? Why can’t the LBPD make more arrests? Maybe its time to plan a merger with the Nassau County PD since Nassau investigates most of the crimes in Long Beach.

  6. I’m no fan of LBPD , especially when it comes to the total lack of traffic enforcement, but just talk to anyone from EAB, Atlantic Beach, Point Lookout etc about NCPD and it seems to be worse there.

  7. I know people in PL and they say you never see the cops. A guy from EAB told me same thing. Calls to the precinct about speeding cars go unheeded.
    You’re not seriously saying that lower crime rate in the TOH areas you mentioned are due to a large police presence are you?

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