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181 guns were turned in when Indiana pastors conducted a 'Cease Fire Weekend' event

People given gift cards for firearms
Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 03, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – Police collected 181 guns during a gun buyback event Saturday in Indianapolis.

The event was one of the events conducted by local pastors during the “Cease Fire Weekend” Nov. 2-4.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers handed out a total of $19,300 in gift cards to those who dropped off firearms.

IMPD said the key funding partners were the Indy Public Safety Foundation, Mothers Against Violence, and Dr. Jason Bowlds.

Those interesting in donating to help IMPD in their long-term violence reduction strategy can do so online.