Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — APD Chief Harold Medina has said. “Our top priority is to stop people who drive or walk through the heart of downtown and fire guns indiscriminately. We are making a statement that offenders will face lengthy jail sentences if they commit gun crimes downtown.” The chief making the statement in regards to the city’s concentrated effort to crack down on gun crimes in downtown Albuquerque. Offenders who use guns to commit crimes Downtown could be charged federally if the crimes occur within 1,000 feet of a school. There are six schools in the downtown district between Lomas Blvd. and Coal Ave., and 12th Street and Broadway Ave. The buffer zones around the schools cover most of the downtown district. The City is posting signs throughout Downtown to let people know they are in a school zone, where federal firearms restrictions apply.