Montgomery plans "aggressive' approach to gun violence - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Montgomery plans "aggressive' approach to gun violence

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Montgomery city leaders are planning what they consider an 'aggressive' approach to combat gun violence. This comes on the heels of 5 murders in the last 10 days in Montgomery. 

It comes down to this. "We've got to get back to the sanctity of life," said Mayor Strange at a news conference in Montgomery City Hall.

Now the practical part. 

Police wouldn't talk about details in terms of strategy but authorities have already doubled the size of the Directed Area Response Team or DART for short.  

So far the surgical strikes in the community have taken 38 illegal weapons off the streets. WSFA 12 News has learned most of the weapons were handguns. The weapons will eventually be destroyed. 

The other tool in combating gun violence relies largely on the public. City leaders are practically begging residents to call police if they know of someone who has an illegal weapon. 

Montgomery Area Crimestoppers is offering $300.00 to anyone who turns in an ex-felon with an illegal gun, the tip must lead to an arrest before the money can be collected.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 05:31:13 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:36:03 GMT
    (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...(Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP). Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cou...

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>

    Authorities say the cougar believed responsible for the attack has been euthanized.

    More >>
  • Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

    Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-05-20 10:41:19 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:34:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Pope Francis asperges holy water as he celebrates a Pentecost mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 20, 2018.

    Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

    More >>

    Pope Francis has announced that he will make 14 new cardinals next month, among them his chief aide for helping homeless people.

    More >>
  • Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

    Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:51:30 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:34:15 GMT
    (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...(Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP). April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gu...

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>

    The mother of one slain student said her daughter may have been targeted because she rejected advances from the suspect, who was an ex-boyfriend of her daughter's best friend.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly