**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Contact: Aja Worthy-Davis (212) 788-7081
Council Member Letitia James Commends Police Department and Brooklyn District Attorney for Successful Gun Buy-Back Event
(New York, NY)— On Saturday, February 2, 2013 Council Member Letitia James joined Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, and Rev. Dr. Mark V.C. Taylor of The Church of the Open Door in sponsoring a Gun Buy-Back event in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
The gun buy-back event was extremely successful, collecting 113 weapons— including revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, assault weapons, and other weapons.
In addition to Council Member Letitia James, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, the gun buy-back event was attended by a list of elected officials and representatives, including:
• NYC Comptroller John Liu
• State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
• Assemblyman Walter Mosley
• NYPD Chief Gerald Nelson
• Retired NYPD Inspector Timothy Pearson
• District Leader Jessie Hamilton
• Lee Church, representing Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
• Ingrid Lewis-Martin, Chief of Staff representing State Senator Eric Adams
“I want to thank District Attorney Hynes and his staff, as well as the NYPD, for their assistance and hard work in making this gun buy-back successful,” said Council Member Letitia James. “I would like to additionally thank those who did the right thing by turning in these weapons: you have made the first step in ridding your community of gun violence.”