16 Firearms Recovered Over the Weekend

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From MPD:

“Every day the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C.  In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets.  From Friday, November 11, 2016, through Sunday, November 13, 2016, MPD detectives and officers recovered 16  illegal firearms in the District of Columbia.

Among the firearms recovered this weekend were:

  • On Friday, November 11, 2016, a black Ruger GP100 was recovered from the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast. CCN: 16-191-825
  • On Friday, November 11, 2016, two firearms were recovered including a stolen black and silver Smith & Wesson Revolver, a .9mm semi-automatic handgun and a black Glock 30S .45 caliber from the 1400 block of Crittenden Street, Northwest.  CCN: 16-191-919
  • On Friday, November 11, 2016 two firearms were recovered including a black Glock 21 .45 caliber handgun and a black Smith & Wesson 357, from the 3400 block of 22nd Street Southeast. CCN: 16-192-051
  • On Saturday, November 12, 2016, a stolen silver/brown SCCYm, CPX-2 .9mm was recovered in the 4300 block of Benning Road, Northeast.  CCN: 16-192-595
  • On Saturday, November 12, 2016, a black Glock 27 .40 caliber was recovered from the 1200 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest. CCN: 16-192-613
  • On Saturday, November 12, 2016, a Springfield XD9, .9mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered from Chesapeake Street and Overlook Avenue, Southwest. CCN: 16-192-643
  • On Sunday, November 13, 2016, a black Norinco MAK-90 Sporter 7.62mm rifle was recovered from the 2500 block of Ontario Road, Northwest. CCN: 16-192-867
  • On Sunday, November 13, 2016, a black Winchester 1300 12 gauge shotgun was recovered from the 3200 block of Ely Place, Southeast. CCN: 16-192-907
  • On Sunday, November 13, 2016, a stolen black Kel-tec .380 caliber handgun was recovered from the 1500 block of D Street, Southeast. CCN: 16-193-008
  • On Sunday, November 13, 2016, a silver Kimber model Ultra-CDP .9 mm handgun was recovered from the 300 block of 50th Street, Northeast. CCN: 16-193-091
  • On Sunday, November 13, 2016, three firearms were recovered including a 12 gauge shotgun, a black .40 caliber Springfield Armory, and a .22 caliber Model 9L22 from the 4000 block of 7th Street NE, CCN: 16-193-343
  • On Sunday, November 13, 2016, a Rossi .38 caliber Special Revolver was recovered from the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, CCN 16-193-590

It is one of MPD’s main goals to safely remove illegal firearms from DC streets to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community. The responsibility to recover firearms falls on the shoulders of all MPD officers.  We also thank members of the community for their help in creating safe neighborhoods.

The Metropolitan Police Department also recovers firearms with the assistance of anonymous tips made through MPD’s anonymous tip line. Anyone who has information regarding gun recoveries should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $2,500 to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of an illegal firearm hidden in the District of Columbia.”

11 Comment

  • Can anybody from the US Attorney’s Office tell us how many prosecutions have been made, to date this year, on gun crimes in DC? I bet not.

  • DC doesn’t have any gun stores (to my knowledge.)
    Where are these guns coming from? Maybe the appropriate question to be asking the US Attorney should be how many prosecutions for illegal gun *sales*?

  • this always feels like the a pointless exercise given how easy it is to buy guns in maryland and virginia and bring them into dc. What would be really great would be if dc could figure a way to disrupt that pipeline or throw the book at those in possession of illegal firearms to cause some disincentive.

    • “Throwing the book” at illegal gun owners in DC would be tricky because it would disproportionally impact young black men. It would come across as racist even though it would really just be happenstance.

      • I hold the view that (almost) the only criminal that belongs in jail is the one carrying or using a gun. The culture of gun violence and use must go away somehow, and gun carriers belong in jail. I don’t know how to get rid of gun-wielding culture However, stop the threat to my life, now, and throw the gun-toter in jail. Period.

    • Wish DC would file high-profile guns lawsuits against the manufacturers and AND the permissive states that contribute to the illegal DC gun supply. Can anybody help??

      • See 15 U.S.C. §§ 7901-7903. It’s not an allowed suit. Additionally, under traditional common law, there isn’t really an appropriate cause of action. A better question would be why people shoot each other, and how to address that underlying issue. It’s always better to solve a problem by addressing the “why” of it, not the “how.”

  • Out of curiosity, what does DC do with these recovered guns – assuming they are not stolen / been used in a crime.