A man from Alabama has been sentenced to prison time for bringing guns into Buffalo.

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An Alabama man has been sentenced for bringing illegal guns to Buffalo, according to WIVB. Jeffrey Lewis has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for transporting guns to Buffalo. He was arrested in September 2018 after police found multiple guns in his possession during a traffic stop. When police searched his vehicle on Hempstead Avenue in Buffalo, they found four semi-automatic pistols. Lewis pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal possession of a weapon, which is a felony, in October of 2019.

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Illegal Guns Used in Buffalo Homicides & Shootings

We were just discussing how illegal guns get into our community and this is one of the ways. During our 'Put the Guns Down & Power Up' Town Hall, we talked about people buying guns in other states and illegally bringing them to Buffalo. These guns are then used to shoot and kill members of our community. It's important to all of us that we stop these guns from making their way into Buffalo neighborhoods because we are the ones who pay the ultimate price.

Here are some organizations you can get involved with:

- MVP (2020 Anti-Gun Violence campaign)
- Buffalo Peacemakers
- Buffalo SNUG
- Stop the Violence Foundation

More: ‘Put the Guns Down & Power Up’ Town Hall [Listen]

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