What is ENOUGH?

Communities have had ENOUGH of being afraid in their own neighborhoods.  ENOUGH began as a gun buy-back program has expanded into a philosophy for crime reduction. Friends and family of homicide victims, law enforcement officials, service providers, ex-offenders, community leaders, businesses and youth are working together to demand that youth involved in urban warfare immediately disarm and break the 'cycle of recycled violence.' 

 

ENOUGH sponsored events provide children and families with safe places to go and enjoy their neighborhoods without the threat of violence.

 

The ENOUGH Initiative is completely confidential and anonymous and was developed to achieve the goal of disarmament by giving our youth three choices:

Voluntary Surrender: Pastor Charlie Muller will continue to accept guns anonymously with no questions asked in exchange for gift certificates.

Withdrawal: Youth who have had ENOUGH of the gang lifestyle can call the hotline and be connected with experienced counselors and reformed ex-offenders who will provide information and guidance to help begin the process of leaving the violent street culture behind.

$500 Reward and Incarceration: An account has been created to reward $500 cash for responsible citizens who provide information to the ENOUGH hotline leading to the removal of a gun and the arrest of an individual in possession of that gun. All information remains anonymous on this confidential line.

The urban violence in Albany is the direct result of a proliferation of handguns on our streets and a culture of youth that is all too willing to use lethal force to settle disputes. It is time for our community to unite, and take back the streets of Albany County. The ENOUGH Initiative will provide the resources and support to make that happen.

 


If you have information about an illegal handgun in Albany County, please call the ENOUGH Hotline at  (518) 209-3557