Omaha Police hosting gun amnesty day Saturday

May 17, 2012

Omaha’s first gun amnesty day of 2012 is Saturday.

The Omaha Police Department is co-sponsoring the amnesty day at 50th and Ames. Last year, police collected 127 illegal or unwanted firearms during three gun amnesty events.

Lieutenant Shayna Ray of OPD’s Gang Unit says firearms, ammunition, and fireworks are accepted at the amnesty sites. Ray says guns and ammunition are accepted no questions asked. Police don’t get information from people who turn in illegal or unwanted guns at the amnesty day events.

Ray says past gun amnesty events have been successful at removing illegal guns from Omaha streets. Police collected 52 firearms at a gun amnesty event last December.

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