Feds vow more action on gun crimes

BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Monday, January 28, 2013

Local federal authorities are vowing to work even harder to fight gun crimes in the aftermath of a quadruple homicide earlier this month that shocked the community.

“I think we are on the right track,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Faerber, coordinator of the Northern District of Oklahoma’s Project Safe Neighborhoods. It’s part of a national effort to reduce gun and gang crime through an approach that combines prosecution of those suspected of breaking firearm laws and outreach efforts meant to change the environment that leads to such transgressions.

Since the 2007 fiscal year, more than 400 people have been convicted – either through a guilty plea or a jury verdict – in Tulsa federal court of firearms offenses.

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