Jun 10 2004

Graham Announces $618,000 to Combat Gun Crime

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Department of Public Safety will receive a $618,110 Project Safe Neighborhoods grant. Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nation wide program aimed at reducing gun crime. PSN heightens coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement with an emphasis on tactical intelligence gathering and aggressive prosecutions. The offensive is led by the United States Attorney in each of the federal judicial districts. “This program seeks to reduce gun crime by educating the public about gun violence and gun safety, coordinating law enforcement, and punishing violent offenders,” said Graham, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Corrections, and Victims’ Rights. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####