A downstate gun rights group turned dozens of firearms for the city’s gun turn-in program last month, and used the $6,000 in proceeds to send a group of young shooters to a camp hosted by the National Rifle Association.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the tally could go considerably higher. Pallets were still being unloaded at a West Side police warehouse where the weapons will be sorted.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday that there are “just way too many guns in this city,” and the gun turn-in event that police are sponsoring this weekend can have an effect in reducing violence.
Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program.
The city of Chicago wants to get guns off the street, and is asking people to turn them in on their own.