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111 Guns Surrendered in Montgomery County

A statewide gun turn-in program included three drop-off locations in Montgomery County, police said.

More than 100 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition were turned in at three police stations in Montgomery County as part of a statewide gun turn-in program during the weekend.

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D) said that he initiated the event in February during the legislative swirl of gun control bills, The Washington Post reported. A restrictive gun control package for the state was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in April. 

“This gives family members the opportunity to remove illegal and unwanted guns from the home that they fear would be used to harm themselves or others,” Gansler told the newspaper.

Three drop-off locations collected the following weapons, according to police:

  • 69 handguns
  • 27 rifles
  • 15 shotguns
  • 1 grenade
  • 11 BB guns
  • 1 sword
  • Approximately 10,000 rounds of ammunition 

Donations to the University of Maryland Medical Center's R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center will be made for each gun that was turned in, police said. 

Shaka Zulu May 23, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Did anyone even check to see if the guns turned in were used in a crime? Were stolen? Returned to owners???? fools turn in their own weapons, the police can only do so much, protect yourself people.
Charles Roberts September 09, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I'd like to see some of the guns turned in. I'll bet they don't look like the one in the photo-and with 10 rounds of hollow point ammo. And who would turn in a BB gun? If you are so afraid of it take a hammer, smash the barrel and toss it into the recycle bin for metal. And a hand grenade?-doesn't say LIVE grenade, there are hundreds of replicas, some were fashioned into cigarette lighters, and other objects. alarmists.

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