Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PGPD Announces “Gift Cards for Guns” Event



The Prince George’s County Police Department will host its third “Gift Cards for Guns” event this Saturday.  In an effort to further reduce gun violence in Prince George’s County, the PGPD will accept guns from citizens who voluntarily surrender them.  The firearms do not need to be functional.  In return, citizens will receive a gift card valued up to $100. The PGPD is proudly partnering with the NAACP and the Prince George’s County Youth Strategies Division in this effort. Participating citizens should place all firearms, unloaded, in the trunk of their cars. A uniformed police officer will greet them at the door and provide further directions. Unwanted ammunition may be submitted as well. This is the third “Gift Cards for Guns” event of the year. So far, approximately 300 guns have been turned in.

Who:      The Prince George’s County Police Department
              The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
              Prince George’s County Youth Strategies Division

When:     Saturday, December 15, 2012

Time:      10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where:    St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
               601 8th Street
               Laurel, MD

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.


2 comments:

Yvonne Lucas said...

I woiuld like your readers to know that this event is the third event of 2013 and that the Prince George's County Branch of the NAACP has been in partnership with the Prince George's County Police Department in coordiinating the efforts to get these guns off our streets.

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thanks PGPD for making us safer!

When is the next one?

Can non-county residents take advantage of the offer to get guns off the streets? I live in an adjacent county [Anne Arundel] - 2 miles from Laurel...?

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