YORK - Operation Stand Up is an organization that aims to bridge the gap between the local police force and members of the community. We work to ensure that the community is aware of their rights, handle civil complaints and engage in youth mentorship programs. Operation Standup also coordinates with various violence prevention groups that engage in grass roots organizing to fight the proliferation of illegal handguns.
From the organizer: "At Operation Standup, we believe that it is important to reduce the number of illegal guns entering into our community. We believe that we need tougher punishments for straw purchasers and believe that we need to fix the broken background check system that allows for dangerous people to carry deadly weapons in our neighborhoods."