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D.C. offers reward for illegal guns

Josh White

Know about an illegal gun on the District’s streets? The information could net you up to $1,000 in cash.

The Metropolitan Police Department is starting a new program dubbed "Got Guns" that aims to remove illegal firearms from the city’s criminals, Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced last week. Anonymous tipsters can score a reward if their information leads police to recover the weapons.

"This program is the continuance of a steady and sustained attempt to reduce gun violence,” Lanier said in a news release. “This is another resource for police to use in accomplishing that goal.”

Those with information about an illegal gun can call 888-919-CRIME (2746) and leave information anonymously.

-- Josh White

By Josh White  |  August 16, 2010; 10:35 AM ET
Categories:  Cathy L. Lanier , Josh White , The District  
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According to the Second Amendment afforded to us by the Constitution of the United States of America, there is NO SUCH THING AS AN ILLEGAL GUN/FIREARM. There are people who own guns illegally but an illegal gun technically does not exist. Fight for your rights folks. One day we will stop letting the Govt treat are rights like privileges.

Posted by: mrmaye | August 16, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

not unless you pry it from my cold, dead wankr. Yes, my wankr is the fasted draw and shot in DC. I am seeing a doctor about it.

Posted by: johng1 | August 16, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Th cock roaches will be crawling out of the walls to collect the reward.

Posted by: BirdMan4 | August 17, 2010 7:56 AM | Report abuse

How can an anonymous tipster receive a reward?

Posted by: jbauer88 | August 17, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

"No gun is illegal!"

The proper term is "undocumented firearm."

Posted by: pmendez | August 17, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

How can an anonymous tipster receive a reward?

Posted by: jbauer88 | August 17, 2010 9:32 AM
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Knowing DCPD they will have you leave out in a bright yellow shirt that reads, "I just told the police where to find a gun at".

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 17, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

johng1....maybe you should see a doctor to check your mental state. By the way, check your grammar as well. Seriously, people like you should never own a firearm for your own safety.

Posted by: mega_byte | August 17, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Call up and tell them there's a gun in your garbage can outside that someone left there.

Posted by: blasmaic | August 17, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

A flawed policy following a series of bad policies.

This law makes no distinction between honest gun owners who visit ranges as a form of enjoyment and murdering criminals.

Either may choose to not register for different reasons, only one will ever use the gun for violence.

The Handgun Register remains a dubious infringement on privacy. Many white collar gun owners still feel the wait-and-see approach is better than registering yourself in a criminal database for owning a firearm.

Posted by: maxluken | August 17, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

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