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 trade them in. The firearms do not need to be functional. In return, citizens will receive a gift card valued up to $150. Participating citizens should place all firearms, unloaded, in the trunk of their cars. A uniformed police officer will greet them at the entrance and provide further instructions. Unwanted ammunition may be submitted as well. No BB or pellet guns please. Citizens turned in 85 weapons at a “Gift Cards for Guns” event last weekend.
Who: Prince George’s County Police Department
Angela D. Alsobrooks, Prince George's County State's Attorney
Prince George’s County NAACP
Prince George’s County Youth Strategies Division
Prince George’s Hospital Center
First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.
When: Saturday, December 21, 2013
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church of Glenarden
3600 Brightseat Road
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.
Where can I put my bid in for purchasing some of these turned-in guns?
Law Abiding Citizen
All collected guns will be destroyed.
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