FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG PRAISES INDICTMENT OF 11 GUN TRAFFICKERS BY THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
"I want to thank U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for his commitment to prioritizing the prosecution of illegal gun trafficking across the nation and I want thank U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg and his team for their dogged pursuit of this particular case. The indictment of these 11 individuals for running guns from Virginia to New York City proves that the fight against illegal guns can be won when local, state and federal law enforcement work together to enforce the law and punish those individuals who break it. When illegal guns flow freely across state borders, innocent people die. The continued pursuit of gun traffickers and rogue gun dealers - in New York City and across the country - will ensure that we keep guns out of the hands of criminals and off of our city streets. This indictment sends a clear message: buy and sell guns illegally and you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Stu Loeser/Virginia Lam (212) 788-2958