"Project Safe Neighborhood"

It may help get guns off the streets and reduce violent crimes in Eastern Carolina. It's called "Project Safe Neighborhood." About 200 lawmen came to Kinston's Global Transpark to participate in a three day training program as part of the federal program.

A representative says the goal of the three day session is to help combat gun violence. Also, come December 1 in North Carolina, if a convicted felon has a shotgun or rifle in their possession, they will go to jail. Previously, the state's law did not match the federal law on this issue.