Silver Calls For Lower East Side Gun Buy-Back Program

85 Pitt Street; June 2011.

This morning, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has made public a letter he sent to Manhattan DA Cy Vance and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly calling for a “gun buy-back program” on the Lower East Side.  Residents have been concerned about a number of incidents in the last few years. A man was shot in the head on Pitt Street last summerEarlier this month, Housing Bureau officers exchanged gunfire with a fleeing suspect on Columbia Street.