Like many Marylanders, the Baltimore Police Department made sure they found some time to show off their guns this summer.
Over the last few months, BPD units seized numerous illegal guns from the streets. One of them was pink. Sometimes, drugs and money were also involved. To give the public a better idea of what they’re collecting, BPD posts pictures of these guns to the department’s Twitter account with the hashtags #ASaferBaltimore and #NoMoreViolence. The posts go up year-round, but we’ve particularly been admiring the summer collection. Here’s a few highlights :
BPD posts plenty of seized handguns on the Twitter feed. But some, like the one posted below from Sept. 2, go a little further in reinforcing the “war on the streets” message. Some Twitter commenters claimed the gun was legal to possess, but BPD responded that it was seized during a “narcotics investigation.”
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) September 2, 2014
The guns come in a variety of packages. This seizure, from July 11, appears to have been hidden in a garbage bag:
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 11, 2014
Illegal guns aren’t averse to style. On August 17, officers seized a pink piece.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) August 17, 2014
Gun seizures don’t only come one at a time. On July 31, the department seized a cache that looks like it’s from the old west, complete with rifles and a revolver. Is that a holster in the bottom-left corner?
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 31, 2014
As that constant whirring in the skies over the city suggests, seizing illegal guns isn’t merely a ground operation. This July 14 stash of the trifecta of drugs, guns and money was made possible in part by the BPD police helicopter, Foxtrot.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 14, 2014
And then there’s the wood-and-duct tape model, a centerpiece of any fine collection. Maryland muskrats will undoubtedly breathe easier knowing this piece is off the streets.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 2, 2014
Check out more confiscated guns, arrests and other police happenings at the Baltimore Police Department’s Twitter feed. To report illegal guns, call 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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