Police: Second Gun Amnesty Day a Success
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Omaha, NE -- No questions asked. That's the protocol for Omaha's second gun amnesty day this year. "We had 17 total guns that were turned in today," said Officer James Shade with Omaha Police. "That puts us at 354 in two years."
This time Salem Baptist Church in North Omaha hosted the event. Serial numbers will be checked. If the gun is stolen it'll be returned to the rightful owner. All other weapons, they'll be melted down. Three - five gallon buckets of ammunition were also handed over.
"A lot of weapons were not in good shape, would probably be dangerous if people tried to use them," said Shade. "We did get one sawed off shot gun turned into today so that's good to get that off the street." During the last gun amnesty day, Omaha Police say a father turned in a gun he found under his son's bed. Its success stories like that the department hopes for, getting guns off the streets that could be used in a crime.
The department is planning another gun amnesty day in July. On that day they'll also accept fireworks.