'Gifts for Guns' event returns 160 firearms - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

'Gifts for Guns' event returns 160 firearms

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Memphis police say they collected 160 weapons during the 6th annual Gifts for Guns event.

During the event Saturday at the National Civl Rights Museum, gun owners traded firearms for $100 gift certificates to local retailers such as Kroger and New York Suit Exchange.

The event was developed to promote gun safety on the streets and at home.

Memphis police say they collected 111 handguns and 49 long guns.

The weapons will all be destroyed.

 

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