“Gun Recoveries in 4D over the weekend”

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From MPD:

“On Friday, April 8th, 2016, in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue, NW, during an investigation in collaboration with a local law enforcement agency, MPD recovered a semi-automatic firearm, a large amount of crack cocaine and a large amount of cash. The investigation is on-going.

On Saturday April 9th, 2016, MPD officers observed a subject that was in possession of a firearm in the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW. Recovered from the subject was a semi-automatic firearm. Arrested was 21 year-old Bravon Freeman of Southeast, Washington, DC.

On Sunday April 10th, 2016, MPD officers received information from a concerned citizen that a subject was in possession of a firearm in the 400 block of Kennedy Street, NW. The citizen provided a very detailed description of the person’s suspicious activities and clothing description that provided the officers with enough information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation that led to the arrest of 30 year-old Jose Orellana of Northeast, Washington, DC.

Please call 911 to report suspicious activities, vehicles, and/or persons. Provide the best possible description and location to provide officers with information to conduct a thorough preliminary investigation.”

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  • I’d celebrate but there is always more crack and plenty of guns thanks to Virginia’s lax gun laws. With that and DC’s catch and release system for criminals, this does nothing to stop the ongoing violence in my neighborhood.

  • The second article in the series:

    Industry pressure hides gun traces, protects dealers from public scrutiny
    By James V. Grimaldi and Sari Horwitz
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Sunday, October 24, 2010; 6:00 AM
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/23/AR2010102302996.html

  • Virginia really isn’t the problem here. Virginia’s gun laws haven’t caused an issue with shootings here, and I don’t think there’s any evidence that Virginia is the source of many guns used in crimes in DC (I recall something posted here awhile back that showed that a gun store in Maryland is actually the source for many, many guns used in DC crimes).

    • In almost all the investigations that I’ve recovered guns, they’re usually stolen from PG County, South Carolina, or Georgia. I rarely ever seen an ATF trace report that leads to Virginia. Probably 2/3rds aren’t even flagged as stolen in NCIC. There may be shady sellers around here but I’ve never recovered a gun from one of them.

  • I didn’t realize my comment would provoke a defense of Virginia’s gun laws. In 2014, Virginia was number 3 when it comes to firearms used in crimes. It seems weird to point a finger at Maryland and say non of Virginia’s firearms are making it into DC. Oh well, yes some guns used in violence in DC are also coming from MD. Point is DC is unwilling to prosecute criminals and criminals have easy access to firearms because of neighboring states.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/29/where-guns-used-in-crimes-come-from/

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