Anne Arundel County Police Department to Hold Voluntary Gun Turn-In as Part of Inaugural Statewide Gun Turn-in Day on Saturday, May 11

Residents can drop off unwanted firearms, no questions asked

 Maryland Office of the Attorney General coordinates statewide effort to reduce gun violence

Glen Burnie, MD (May 6, 2013) – The Anne Arundel County Police Department is partnering with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General in the inaugural statewide gun turn-in day to provide residents an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted firearms. Representatives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department will be on hand at The Glen Burnie Improvement Association located at 19 Crain Highway South in Glen Burnie, Maryland, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013, to accept handguns, rifles and shotguns for safe disposal. No personal identification is required and no advance appointment is necessary.

Residents are asked to keep their unloaded firearms secured in a safe place in their vehicle upon arriving at the turn-in location. Please wait for further instructions from Police Department personnel, who will be on hand to assist at the location. Anyone with questions prior to the turn-in day can contact 410-222-8985.

“I want to thank the Anne Arundel County Police Department, the many other local law enforcement agencies and the Maryland State Police for participating in this gun turn-in event and making our communities safer as a result,” said Attorney General Gansler. “Anyone who has a gun that is no longer wanted will be able get rid of it safely during this event, no questions asked.”

 

Any type of firearm will be accepted and it need not be in working order. Individuals turning in guns should transport and handle them safely, making sure they are unloaded, and follow any instructions given by the law enforcement officer upon arrival at the gun turn-in location.

                             

Once surrendered, the firearm will be processed through law enforcement databases to determine if it has been reported as being stolen or flagged as being a firearm that was used in the commission of a crime.

 

WHAT:           The Anne Arundel County Police Department Gun Turn-in Day

 

DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2013

 

TIME:             10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Glen Burnie Improvement Association

                        19 Crain Highway South

                        Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

 

For more information about the statewide gun turn-in day, including a list of participating locations, visit http://www.oag.state.md.us/gun_turn_in.html.