Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PGPD Announces “Gift Cards for Guns” Event

Update June 24, 2013: Thanks to everyone who participated in Gift Cards for Guns. We are pleased to announce that 63 weapons were collected! 

The Prince George’s County Police Department is taking part in a “Gift Cards for Guns” event this weekend.  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 Prince George’s County Council Member Obie Patterson, the Prince George’s County Chapter of the NAACP, the county’s Youth Strategies Division and the Forest Heights Police Department 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 instructions.  Unwanted ammunition may be submitted as well.

Who:    Prince George’s County Police Department
            Prince George’s County Council Member Obie Patterson
            Prince George’s County NAACP
            Prince George’s County Youth Strategies Division
            Forest Heights Police Department

When: Saturday, June 22, 2013

Time:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Abundant Life Ministries
            5533 Livingston Road
            Forest Heights, MD

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