Gun Buy-Back Event Focuses
on Reducing Gun Related Crimes in Prince George’s County
Prince George’s County Council Member Mary
Lehman (D) – District 1, in partnership with the Prince George’s County NAACP
and Prince George’s Hospital Trauma Center, will host a “Gift Cards for Guns”
trade-in program on Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m., at The
Tabernacle Church, 11601 Laurel Drive in Laurel, Maryland.
“If we want to continue reducing the number
of gun-related crimes, reducing the number of weapons on the street is a step
in the right direction,” said Council Member Mary Lehman. “The buy-back
program offers an incentive for citizens to turn in their weapons, so we are
pleased to support this initiative to reduce the number of guns on the street
and encourage safe communities.”
The public safety goal is to reduce the
number of guns, especially illegal guns, on the street, and provide a process
where citizens can turn in weapons without fear of prosecution.
Participants will receive a gift card, provided by the NAACP, ranging from $75
- $150 in exchange for each weapon turned in.
for Guns – Gun Turn-In Program
Prince George’s County Council Member Mary Lehman (D) – District
Prince George’s County NAACP
Prince George’s County Police Department
Prince George’s County Youth Strategies Division
Saturday, December 14, 2013
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Tabernacle Church
11601 South Laurel Drive
Laurel, Maryland 20708
All legislative powers of Prince George’s
County are vested in the County Council. The County Council sits as the
District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to
govern and guide health policy. The County Council meets as a legislative
body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of the County
Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. For more information on the
Prince George’s County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.