Dozens of guns purchased in buyback

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Dozens of dangerous weapons are off the streets and in the hands of police, thanks to another successful gun drive, hosted by Michigan City police.

The department has hosted a buyback since 2007, exchanging Walmart gift cards for old or unwanted guns.

This weekend they brought in a total of 69 weapons, including 40 handguns, with one dating back to 1925. They collected 26 long guns, including shot guns and rifles, as well as 3 "starter pistols," which look like handguns but aren't made to be fired.

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