General News
6:06 am
Wed July 17, 2013

OPD is Holding a Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day Saturday

The Omaha Police Department will hold a Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day from this Saturday from 9:00 until 3:00.

Sgt. Matt Manhart says the police hold these events to help keep the community safer. 

He says guns should be turned in unloaded if you know how to do so. Otherwise, Sgt. Manhart says there will be officers on site who can unload the firearms. 

He says all donations may be made anonymously with no questions asked. 

If you have an item that you feel is unstable, Sgt. Manhart says the police department will come and pick it up.

"We’ve had an example that was down in Bellevue where a war veteran had passed away and a lady had what ended up being a Japanese hand grenade in her residence.  Well, we don’t suggest you transport those, especially when you don’t know if the item is safe or not.  We can come to your location versus you taking the risk of transporting it in your vehicle and something bad happening.”

The Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day takes place Saturday at Omaha Fire Station #43, 5505 N. 103rd Street and at Seymour Smith Park, 72nd and Harrison. 

For more information, Sgt. Manhart’s number is 402-444-5626.