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Pr. George's police collect 200 guns during event

Monday - 6/11/2012, 9:37am  ET

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Prince George's County police collected nearly 200 guns during a gun buyback event in Landover over the weekend.

WJLA reports that residents turned in pistols, shotguns and semi-automatic weapons during the "Gift Cards for Guns" program. Residents received gift cards valued up to $100 for each gun.

The event, held Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Highland Park, is intended to reduce gun-related crimes.

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Information from: WJLA-TV, http://www.wjla.com


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