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State police seizing more guns on Flint streets

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

The Michigan State Police say they are seizing more illegal firearms in Flint.

This as the city reels from 11 gun-related murders in two weeks.

First Lt. Tom Kish is the state police post commander in Flint. Wednesday he stood next to a table filled with hand guns and long guns confiscated by troopers in the past two weeks.

“The more we can pull off the streets … the more we are potentially eliminating serious, critical shootings and homicides,” says Kish.

Kish says the number of weapons seized is way up. In fact, nearly 20% of the weapons seized by troopers in Flint this year have been confiscated in the last two weeks.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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