It was a year ago that the city of Omaha held its first Gun Amnesty program. They collected 47 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
Pastor Tony Sanders is a community partner with the Omaha Police Department and says their second annual event will be held this Saturday.
Pastor Sanders says anyone with an illegal or unwanted gun can hand them over to Omaha police officers at the drop off site with no questions asked and without the fear of arrest.
Sanders says getting these weapons off the street will prevent violent crimes. He says community members would be surprised how many weapons people actually own.
By turning them over to police you could be keeping them out of the hands of gang members and other criminals.
On Saturday, June 11, the drop off is at the Baker’s Plaza parking lot at 50th and Ames Avenue. Police officers will be on hand from 10 until 2.
Children are also encouraged to come and turn over toy guns and in return receive a lesson on gun safety and a coupon for an ice cream treat.
The second Gun Amnesty day will be June 23rd at the Family Dollar parking lot at 24th and Hamilton Streets from 10 until 2.