Omaha Public Radio News
7:52 am
Fri June 11, 2010

Police, community groups partner on gun amnesty day

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Police Department is partnering with several community groups for two gun amnesty days.

The first is Saturday at Bethel Church on south 30th Street in Omaha. Officer Jacob Bettin says it's an opportunity for anyone to drop off illegal or unwanted guns without penalty.

"We're not looking for a person's name or address when they drop off a firearm. We just want that firearm and that's all we're looking for," Bettin says. "Anyone and everybody will be able to walk away without any questions being asked, so it's an opportunity for someone to come and do the right thing and not suffer any consequences from it if it is an illegal gun or if they're a criminal being in possession of that firearm."

Bettin says the guns will be disarmed and disposed of.

Saturday's event happens from 10 AM to 2 PM. The second gun amnesty day is July 10th in north Omaha.