Gun Amnesty Day

By Rachel Martin
By Emily Dwire

April 20, 2013 Updated Apr 20, 2013 at 5:42 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – The Fort Wayne Police Department, Urban League, NAACP and Men of Action hosted Gun Amnesty Day in an effort to get guns off the streets.

Getting guns off the streets—that was the message a local event hoped to spread across the community Saturday.

The Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD), along with the Fort Wayne Urban League, the NAACP, and Men of Action, hosted "Gun Amnesty Day."

Fort Wayne residents made their way to the Urban League parking lot, 2135 S. Hanna Street, to turn in any ammunition or guns they might have, no questions asked.

Coordinators of the event say they're not trying to disarm the innocent or law-abiding citizen, they're trying to make the community a safer place.

“We have noticed that the gun violence has gone down since we've been advertising. And with a little prayer I think that was a lot that played with it and we're hoping the community are grabbing onto this and will start telling us things and letting us know things,” said Detective Tim Russel with FWPD.

Detective Russel says there will be more programs like Gun Amnesty Day in the future.




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