Lincoln Police to Hold Gun Amnesty Day

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On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Lincoln Police Department’s Center Team, in cooperation with NeighborWorks Lincoln, is conducting a Gun Amnesty Day.

The purpose of the event is to offer citizens the opportunity to drop off any unwanted firearms and ammunition. The effort is completely anonymous, no questions asked. The goal is to remove unwanted firearms and ammunition from circulation.

From 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., personnel will be on hand to take possession of any unwanted, legal or illegal firearms and ammunition. Citizens are encouraged to bring those items to the NeighborWorks Lincoln parking lot - located on the northwest corner 23rd & Q Streets.

No identification will be requested, no identification is required, no questions asked. No compensation will be given for any firearms or ammunition surrendered.

Firearms should be transported in the trunk or back seat of a vehicle in an open box, bag or container. Once at the drop off site tell the person that contacts you at your vehicle where the firearm is located and let them retrieve the firearm.

It is preferred that firearms be surrendered unloaded and any breaches, slides, bolts, cylinders or actions should be open. However, if citizens are not familiar with how to unload their firearm and attempting to do so would create a hazard, transport the firearm to the site and inform the person that contacts you at your vehicle that the weapon may not be unloaded.