10:36 AM EST, December 12, 2012
Laurel Police will be joining the NAACP in supporting the Prince George's County Police Department's Gift Cards for Guns program in Laurel this weekend.
The gun collection will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 601 Eighth St.
The program, the third of three held by county police, allows gun owners to anonymously turn in a weapon — new or used, functional or not — and in return, get a gift card of up to $100.
Firearms should be unloaded and left in the trunk of participants' vehicles. A uniformed police officer will greet participants and provide directions. Unwanted ammunition can also be turned in.
During the first two events, police officials said about 300 guns were recovered.
For more information, contact the Prince George's County Police Department's Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.
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