gun buyback program

gun buyback program
2:00 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Seattle mayor's omission: Buyback guns already destroyed

Officers examine an inert surface to air missile launcher brought to the gun buy back program run by the Seattle Police Department on Saturday.
Josh Trujillo Associated Press

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has apologized for making a deliberate omission this week when he announced a plan to turn guns from a buyback program into plaques carrying messages of peace.

McGinn left the impression during a news conference on Tuesday the 700-plus weapons collected at a highly publicized buyback in January would be used to make the plaques.

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gun buyback program
1:18 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Seattle to melt buyback guns into peace plaques

Seattle Police Department Sgt. Paul Gracy holds an inert surface to air missile launcher brought to gun buy back program run by the Seattle Police Department on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Missile launcher shows up at
Josh Trujillo Seattlepi.com via The Associated Press

The Seattle Police Department collected more than 700 guns during a buyback in January, and now city officials have a plan for them.

Mayor Mike McGinn announced Tuesday they'll be melted into plaques that feature quotes from Seattle children about gun violence.

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