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Montgomery County Collects Unwanted Guns

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Montgomery County's gun turn-in program is Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Montgomery County's gun turn-in program is Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Montgomery County officials are accepting unwanted guns from the public this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. However, those who donate will not be paid for their donations, according to Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy.

"The gun buy-back program actually promotes getting access to better guns or stealing guns for the purposes of selling them to the buy-back," he says. "Here, we're getting a charitable donation for every gun. It's going to go to the Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore."

McCarthy argues that unwanted guns sometimes end up in the wrong hands. So this type of program is a way to promote public safety.

Officials at the Montgomery County Sharif's office plan to incinerate all guns that are turned in. Donations will be accepted at the following three locations:

  • 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

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