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Third Annual Fredericksburg Gun Give Back Scheduled

By Susan Larson

City Councilman Chuck Frye announced Fredericksburg’s third annual gun give-back event, scheduled for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

“This is very near and dear to me,” said Frye. “In the last two years already we have collected about 100 guns.”

The voluntary program provides the opportunity for gun owners to turn over unwanted firearms to the Fredericksburg Police, no questions asked.

Those wishing to turn in an unwanted firearm should transport the weapon unloaded in the truck of your vehicle. An officer will meet you in the parking lot of Fredericksburg Police Headquarters, 2200 Cowan Blvd., Fredericksburg.

All firearms turned over to police will be rendered safe, then destroyed, or donated to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science to assist with research, Frye said. “You can be sure your unwanted firearm will never be used to commit a crime,” he said.

Ammunition is not being accepted.

For every firearm turned in, philanthropist Doris Buffet will donate $100, to be equally distributed between local charities Empower House, Cops and Kids (Shop with a Cop), Micah Ministries, and Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter.

The option is always there for you to turn in a weapon to the Fredericksburg Police Department by calling them, Frye said.

For more information, contact Capt. Brian Layton at [email protected] or Councilman Frye at [email protected]
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