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The Maine Gun Safety Coalition and police departments throughout the state are taking part in Gun Take Back Day, Saturday, June 1.

People can bring their unwanted guns or ammunition, from 10 am to 2 pm, to participating police departments for safe handling and repurposing. The coalition asks that all guns need to be unloaded.

Participating police departments include:

  • Augusta
  • Bar Harbor/Mt. Desert
  • Brunswick
  • Buxton
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Ellsworth
  • Falmouth
  • Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Pittsfield
  • Portland
  • Rockland
  • Sanford
  • Skowhegan
  • Westbrook
  • Yarmouth

According to The Maine Gun Safety Coalition:

Residents turned in guns and ammunition for various reasons, including young children or a family member with depression or other mental illness were present in the home, or they wanted to be relieved of inherited guns, duplicative guns, and old guns that did not work. MGSCF works with a Swedish nonprofit, Humanium Metal to breakdown guns and convert them into sellable products.

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