Gov. Whitmer Launches Operation to Crack Down on Gun Crime


September 8, 2022

The First week of action led to 37 arrests and recovered 25 illegal guns as well as drugs and ammunition.

LANSING – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled a statewide crack down on crime called Operation Safe Neighborhoods aimed at reducing gun violence by getting illegal guns off the street and out of the hands of people who cannot legally be in possession of a gun due to prior criminal history. Nearly one in three reported violent crimes in Michigan involve a firearm, and in the first half of 2022, over 450 Michiganders have lost their lives due to gun violence. The new initiative bu...

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