End the Silence, STOP the Violence:
A Community Initiative
Crime Stoppers is all about community and taking responsibility for building and fostering relationships between our citizens, the media and our law enforcement partners. We are customer service driven, servants to the community in which we live.
There is no program, rule or law which will prevent the evil in the heart of a man to commit a crime of violence, especially with a gun. But what we can do is keep a gun out of the hands of those who maybe prone to using one to commit a violent act. A gun in the wrong hands is everyone’s concern, especially in the hands of Felon! This is not just law enforcement concern, but a community concern.
As a condition of their probation, Felons cannot own, possess, store or have any type of firearm on their person, in their vehicles or in their home. Felons know the law and yet, continue to carry. Fact is, many of our shootings throughout this country are at the hands of a Felon in possession of a firearm.
Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers along with The Shreveport Police Department are engaged and committed to identifying those Felons who refuse to abide by the law. Since its inception 40 years ago, Crime Stoppers knows money talks. Through our joint initiative, “End the Silence, STOP the Violence,” citizens will receive $300.00 for information on a Felon toting a firearm or storing one in their home. This is a bounty on a Felon with a firearm, not a gun “buy-back” program.
By contacting Crime Stoppers and anonymously sharing this information, when law enforcement arrests a Felon in Possession, YOU GET PAID! It’s that simple, a win, win for the Tipster and society, with the Felon being the biggest loser. No trial, just more prison time for the thug and a gun off the street.
Call Crime Stoppers at 673-7373 or submit a tip on the web at lockemup.org
Here are some other laws on the books pertaining to firearms.
- Carrying a concealed firearm without a permit
- Possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies
- Possession of a weapon on school campus, school bus, or at school sponsored functions
- Illegally supplying a felon with a firearm
- Possession of firearm on premises of alcoholic beverage outlet
- Possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated number or mark
- Illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile (under 17)
- Any firearm used in the commission of a crime of violence