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COUNCIL MEMBER MARY LEHMAN AND PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY NAACP PARTNER TO PRESENT "GIFT CARDS FOR GUNS" TURN-IN PROGRAM


For Immediate Release: 12/12/2013 3:00 PM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301-952-7484 CouncilMedia@co.pg.md.us

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. 
 
 
WHAT:            Gift Cards for Guns – Gun Turn-In Program
 
WHO:              Prince George’s County Council Member Mary Lehman (D) – District 1    
                        Prince George’s County NAACP
                        Prince George’s County Police Department
                        Prince George’s County Youth Strategies Division
                       
WHEN:            Saturday, December 14, 2013
                        2:00 - 6:00 p.m.  
 
WHERE:         The Tabernacle Church
                        11601 South Laurel Drive          
                        Laurel, Maryland 20708
 
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