TAKE BACK: Weapon Turn-In Events Successful

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Local police are pleased with the results of weapon turn-in events held across the metro last week.

Metro Police Agencies collected a total of 59 unwanted weapons, including handguns, rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders and pellet guns in an effort to improve community safety. Several thousand rounds of ammunition were also turned in.

The events were part of an effort to reduce the number of unwanted firearms and weapons in homes that could potentially be used to commit acts of violence.

Police say after they determine the weapons were not stolen, they will send them on to the DCI for testing. Those not linked to any crime will be destroyed.