More Than 60 People Indicted On Gun Charges In Past Weeks


UPDATED: Thursday March 7, 2013 5:57 PM

The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office announced on Thursday more than 60 gun-crime related indictments.

According to a statement from the prosecutor's office, the indictments were secured in the past several weeks.

The felony charges included carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon while under disability or felony, illegal possession of dangerous ordnance and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

At a news conference on Thursday, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien displayed a table full of guns that were seized from people on the streets.

"Most of the weapons come from burglaries, street sales," O'Brien said.

O'Brien's office established a Gun Unit, comprised of four full-time prosecutors who handle weapons-related cases, five years ago.

He said he has won 1,126 convictions between 2010 and 2012.

"I think the city and county are working very carefully together to attack gun crime under existing laws, and we are having some success at it," said O'Brien.

According to O'Brien, of the people his office convicts, about 38 percent get prison terms.

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