Omaha police to hold gun amnesty event next week

May 18, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Police Department will hold another Gun Amnesty Day to collect unwanted or illegal guns and ammunition.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25th in north Omaha. Unwanted or illegal guns and ammunition can be dropped off at Salem Baptist Church. Guns may be dropped off with no questions asked, but police will document all firearms. If a gun is linked to a crime or reported stolen, police will investigate.

Police say it's helpful if guns are unloaded before being dropped off, but if participants are unable to unload the gun or are unsure if it is loaded, they are asked to tell staff before removing a gun from a vehicle.

Police say all guns and ammunition turned in are destroyed.

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