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Gift Cards for Guns nets 160 guns at Laurel exchange

Gift Cards for Guns nets 160 guns at Laurel exchange

Prince George's County Police, with help from Laurel Police, the city government and the local branch of the NAACP, collected approximately 160 guns this weekend at a Laurel church as part of the county's Gift Cards for Guns program.

The goal of the collection, which was the third one held by Prince George's Police in the last six months, is to reduce gun violence by eliminating the number of firearms on the street, according to police.

"We believe there is a direct connection to decreasing fatal shootings and efforts to get guns off the street," said Bob Ross, president of the Prince George's County branch of the NAACP.

At the event on Saturday, Dec. 15,...

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