Friday, January 30, 2009
Gun buyback program coming to Queens
The Queens district attorney says while overall crime in the borough is down, homicides are up. There were 95 last year, 23 more than the year before.
District Attorney Richard Brown says that's not a high number given the size of the borough, but any increase is still troubling. In response, he will announce on Friday a Queens Gun Buyback Program – the first ever in the borough.
The DA says he's working on the details with the New York City Police Department, elected officials, and local clergy. The buyback program would allow people to turn in illegal guns to churches in exchange for $200.