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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Baltimore City Gun Buyback Program Takes In 461 Guns, Amidst Recent Shooting Massacre in Connecticut

Baltimore City Gun Buyback Program
The city of Baltimore, Maryland held a gun buyback program, and more than 400 residents showed up to turn in more than 461 guns. According to a local newspaper, there was a spike in this year's participation in the pre-scheduled gun buyback program. The success of the program is being attributed to the recent shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that left 27 people dead.

The event, operated by a nonprofit called UpLift Solutions, rewarded a $100 grocery store gift card in exchange for each gun that was handed over to law enforcement officials. People who stood in line waiting to dispose of their guns had them wrapped in everything from towels, to shopping bags, to large trash bags.

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