City leaders to address concerns over stolen guns on Wednesday

The press conference will be at 9 a.m. and is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Justice, DA Joe Gonzales, BCSO Sheriff Salazar and SAPD Chief McManus.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Police Department says more than 2,400 guns were stolen by criminals from vehicles in 2023 in San Antonio, and those guns are sometimes used to commit other crimes in our area.

So Wednesday, city and county leaders will be addressing those concerns alongside the U.S. Department of Justice.

The press conference will be at 9 a.m. and is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Justice, District Attorney Joe Gonzales, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and SAPD Chief William McManus.

They will discuss the increased gun thefts they are seeing in the area as well as the importance of properly securing firearms, especially in vehicles.

Just a couple of weeks ago, a partnership was announced with the non-profit COPS / Metro Alliance to purchase and give out 2,000 gun safes at no cost.

Those gun safes would be installed in the consule of a vehicle in a way that cannot be removed. According to Mayor Ron Nirenberg, the funding to purchase the safes had been identified by SAPD.

That press conference will be taking place at 9 a.m. at the Pyramid Building off Northwest Loop 410.

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