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Government
2:01 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Omaha, Bellevue Police Departments hosting gun amnesty day

The Omaha and Bellevue Police Departments are partnering for a gun amnesty day Saturday.

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Government
12:20 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Task force recommends solutions to curb gun violence

Expansion of gun amnesty programs, a gun buy-back, and an additional OPD gang specialist are among the recommendations of a task force studying violence in Omaha.

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Omaha
1:43 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Omaha Police hosting gun amnesty day Saturday

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.

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Omaha
11:44 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Task Force to study use of illegal guns in Omaha crimes

 

A task force of city officials, law enforcement, and private citizens will study additional ways Omaha can get illegal guns off the streets.

 

More than 800 illegal guns were taken off Omaha’s streets last year. The city ended 2011 with 37 homicides, and has recorded eight homicides so far this year.

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