Chicago police trade $100 gift cards for guns at West Pullman, Lawndale turn-in events

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Saturday, December 10, 2022
CPD recovers more than 200 weapons at final gun turn-ins of the year
People were invited to trade in their guns for $100 gift cards.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department is working to get guns off the streets with no questions asked.

CPD held two events Saturday for the final gun turn-ins of the year. One event was at Saint Titus Church and the other is at Saint Agatha Church.

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Chicago's top cop is thanking everyone who braved the cold weather to make the city safer.

Each person who turned in a gun received a $100 pre-paid gift card.

Police said they recovered more than 200 weapons. Organizers said every gun turned in will be destroyed.