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South Portland Police accepting guns

6:24 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - In Connecticut Today Sandy Hook Elementary School students and teachers returned to classes for the first time since last month's massacre.

The shootings that claimed the lives of 26 children and adults have focused much attention on guns.

In South Portland the police department is offering to take in any unwanted guns with no questions asked. Police say the program is not about gun control, but rather gun safety.

"If this does nothing more than get people talking about gun safety and thinking about the gun that they have in their house and who has access to them and what sort of condition they're in, whether they're loaded or unloaded, secure or not secure by some sort of gun lock", said South Portland Police Lt. Frank Clark.

For people who don't have gun locks, the department is offering them for free.

The say they've been offering the take back program for years. With guns now the focus of national debate in wake of the Newtown shootings they want to get word out about the program. They say it's designed mainly for people who have guns and don't use them anymore or who discover guns while clearing out a relatives home.

They also encourage people who have illegal weapons to turn them in with no questions asked.


















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