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Mayors Against Illegal Guns
City to swap gift cards for turned-in guns June 29

Gun owners can anonymously turn in a weapon and, in return, receive a Visa gift card worth up to $200 at the city's Gift Cards for Guns program, Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Laurel Armory/Anderson and Murphy Community Center. In a similar program held in December by Prince George's County Police and co-sponsored by the city, more than 150 guns were turned in, according to city spokesman Pete Piringer. Guns should be unloaded and in a carrying bag such as a gym bag, and should arrive in the trunk of a vehicle, Piringer said. Police officers will meet drivers at the cars outside the Armory. Ammunition can also be turned in. Piringer said the dollar amount of...