Police in Grand Rapids are launching a public service campaign to take illegal firearms off the street.
Grand Rapids Police Department spokesman Sgt. Terry Dixon announced the "One More Gun Off The Streets" program Wednesday, Oct. 5.
"We are locating and finding weapons on the street that are possessed illegally, and the one more gun off the street campaign is literally an educational campaign to let the public know the volume of the guns that are illegally possessed in Grand Rapids," says Dixon.
The latest example, says Dixon: a domestic incident Tuesday involved police responding to a home after a woman had an argument with her ex-boyfriend. he woman stated that her ex-boyfriend had gone to his truck to retrieve a handgun.
When police arrived, the suspect was sitting in the truck with the gun.
Police arrested the 28-year-old man for carrying a concealed weapon. They confiscated the gun and ammunition after realizing the man did not have a permit to carry it.