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