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NYPD announces 46 guns seized in 3 days as mom makes emotional plea to end gun violence

NEW YORK – There’s been a significant gun bust in New York City. 

Police say 46 weapons had been taken off the streets. 

The NYPD made the announcement and was joined by a mom who lost not one, however two sons to gun violence. She made an emotional plea. 

“I want everyone to know that the NYPD vows to never let up on our enforcement efforts,” stated NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey. 

It’s a daring promise from Maddrey. He was touting a powerful seizure of unlawful guns – 46 taken off the streets over three days final weekend. Fifty seven individuals had been arrested. 

Maddrey says it was made attainable due to correct police coaching and the Neighborhood Safety Teams Mayor Eric Adams put in place in the start of the year. 

“It’s a harsh reminder of the staggering proliferation of guns that are flooding in our city. This ongoing scourge is a grave threat to everyone that lives works and visits here,” Maddrey stated. 

According to the most recent NYPD statistics, whereas total crime is up, taking pictures incidents are down greater than 11% from final year. But nonetheless, there have been not less than 870 taking pictures incidents to date this year, main to hundreds of bullets flying throughout the 5 boroughs. 

“And these are all coming from illegal firearms that are brought into our city,” Maddrey stated. 

On Monday, a 24-year-old Long Island man was fatally shot in Queens when two individuals opened hearth. Video reveals many others working for his or her lives. 

Jackie Rowe Adams final two youngsters to gun violence. 

“Talk to our children and let them know you are killing each other. The police is not killing us. We killing us,” she stated. 

She added she applauds the police for his or her laborious work, and lots of ongoing neighborhood efforts, however everybody should proceed to work collectively to to make the streets a safer place. She additionally says bail reform is what’s inflicting hurt. 

“I applaud the police. I am very proud of NYPD because this is what we need. Enough is enough,” she stated. “Gun trafficking must stop, and we can stop it.” 

Police have but to make an arrest in the taking pictures dying of that Long Island man. Anyone with any info is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You may submit a tip via their website or by way of DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are saved confidential.

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