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Authorities collect over 100 guns at two-day gun drive

NOW: Authorities collect over 100 guns at two-day gun drive

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.— Michigan City Police collected over 100 guns at a two-day gun drive Saturday.

The goal of the drive was to provide an easy way for people to rid themselves of unwanted guns to avoid situations where they are not properly stored or accounted for.

Authorities say nationwide, nearly 500,000 guns are are stolen yearly from households where they are not properly secured.

According to a press release from Chief Mark Swistek, over 145 guns were collected to be destroyed so that they could not re-enter circulation.

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willbird 16 days ago
The 3 black powder muzzle loaders for sure were used in drive by's
K 18 days ago
I wonder how many ended up in the police officers private collections
Chief100 18 days ago
Good! Folks who are scared to have guns lying around shouldn't have guns lying around. I'm thinking about having a gun drive myself & do my civic duty to help these folks out!
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