Long Beach guns
The Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce the procurement of a new piece of equipment for our Evidence Control Section called “The Crusher.” The Crusher will allow for increased efficiency and productivity in the area of gun and weapons destruction, and it was all made possible by Al Brunella, a Long Beach resident and owner of “Hi Flo Corporation,” a manufacturing business, in partnership with the Long Beach Police Foundation (LBPF).
The Long Beach Police Department warns residents that “celebratory” gunfire is illegal and dangerous, and could result in injury or death to those struck, and jail time for offenders.
Discharging a firearm into the air has resulted in injuries and deaths across the country.
** Please note not all 55 firearms are pictured here, some were still being processed at the time the photograph was taken **
According to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) nearly 20,000 Californians possess firearms they are prohibited from having due to criminal convictions, mental illness or being the subject of domestic violence restraining orders.