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Gun Amnesty Final Numbers Include Live Grenade, Mortar Round

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The Omaha Police Department released its final numbers Sunday from Saturday's Gun Amnesty Day, when unwanted and/or illegal guns and ammunition could be dropped off, no questions asked.

The weapons were collected at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall near South 24th Street and Deer Park Boulevard between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No compensation was given for the firearms.

"Any time we can get a firearm or handgun or any type of a gun off the streets, it's going to make the neighborhood and the city a lot more safe," said OPD Sgt. Matt Manhart of the Bomb Response Team.

Twenty-one guns were taken from 45 vehicles that stopped, including eight semi-automatic handguns, six revolvers, four shotguns and three rifles along with enough ammunition to fill nine, five-gallon buckets. A live grenade and live mortar round were dropped off as were numerous air rifles and air pistols plus 50 pounds of fireworks.

All items will be destroyed.


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