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2nd Gun Buyback Termed a Success

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2nd Gun turn in

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City of Gary News Release: Gary Police officials are calling the City’s second Gun Buyback hosted this past Saturday “another success.” According to Deputy Police Chief Larry McKinley, a total of 107 guns were turned in exchange for Wal-Mart gift cards. Local churches once again partnered with the GPD to serve as the turn-in locations.

Police Chief Wade Ingram and his command staff monitored all of the turn-in locations and stated everything went smoothly.

 

“The previous gun turn-in was successful, so citizens were asking if we could do it again,” said Ingram. “Active participation like this by Gary residents is one way to help us to keep the city safer.”

Ingram also intends to review his budget in hopes of hosting more gun buybacks in 2013. For more information, contact Chief Ingram at (219) 881-1201.

 

Listed below is the breakdown of the weapons that were turned in and the turn-in locations:

 

41 Long Guns (shot gun, rifles)

 

66 Hand Guns

 

Total: 107

Moving In the Spirit Church Ministries                    4031 West 11th Avenue 

 

Grace Unity C.O.G.I.C.                                             3435 West 21st Avenue 

 

Marquette Park United Methodist Church                215 North Grand Blvd.  

 

Pilgrim M.B. Church                                                   1301 West 21st Avenue 

 

Trinity M.B. Church                                                    1831 Virginia Street      

 

Embassies of Christ Kingdom Ministries                    4285 Cleveland Street   

 

Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center                              875 South Lake Street   

 

New Beginnings Fellowship Church                          4500 Harrison Street  

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