The Prince George’s County Police Department is taking part in the first “Gift Cards for Guns” event of 2013. 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 $125. The PGPD is proudly partnering with Prince George’s County Council Member Mary Lehman and the Prince George’s County chapter of the NAACP in the 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. At similar events in 2012, approximately 450 weapons were surrendered.
Who: Prince George’s County Police Department
Prince George’s County Council Member Mary Lehman
Prince George’s County NAACP
Prince George’s County Youth Strategies Division
Maryland State Police
When: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Eglise Baptiste du Calvaire
10002 Riggs Road
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.