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Media ID: 13-033

Contact: Lucille Baur 240-777-6507

Montgomery County To Participate In The Maryland Attorney General's First Statewide Gun Turn-In Day;

Convenient and Anonymous Way to Dispose of Unwanted Firearms

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Public Safety Headquarters - 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg

Montgomery County Fairgrounds - 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg

East County Regional Services Center - 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring

Montgomery County law enforcement and public safety officials will join other law enforcement agencies across the state in the Maryland Attorney General’s First Annual Statewide Gun Turn-In Day where anyone can voluntarily and safely turn in unwanted handguns, rifles, shotguns, air guns or ammunition. There will be no questions asked and no appointments or personal identification will be required.

Individuals turning in guns should unload them and transport them in the trunk of their vehicle. Those turning in guns will be met at their vehicle by a law enforcement officer, who will provide detailed instructions.

Organizers of the event will make a donation for each gun turned in to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

This event is co-sponsored by the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Gaithersburg Police Department, Rockville City Police Department, University of Maryland Shock Trauma, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission and the Victims’ Rights Foundation.

For questions or more information, call the Montgomery County Police Firearms Investigations Unit at 240-773-6400.

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