Roseville Police Department hosts gun drop-off event

The event will allow residents to return any firearms or ammunition they no longer want free of charge and without identification.

MINNEAPOLIS — The Roseville Police Department announced Monday that it will hold a gun turn-in event later this week.

The event is scheduled to take place Wednesday, June 22 from 3-7 p.m. at the police department located at 2660 Civic Center Drive.

The Roseville Police Department’s announcement comes in the wake of recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, and just days after the man responsible for carrying out a mass shooting at the Buffalo Clinic Allina was sentenced to life without parole.

The voluntary event allows residents to return all unwanted firearms and ammunition without identification and “no questions asked.”

Gun locks will be available free of charge and all guns returned to the department will be destroyed.

Firearms must be unloaded into the trunk of the vehicle without ammunition, the department said.

“Inexperienced handling or unsafe storage can have unintended and tragic consequences,” Deputy Chief Joe Adams said in a statement. “We want to provide residents with an option to offload their unwanted firearms to potentially prevent such tragedies.”

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Joseph K. Bennett