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Md. helping residents get rid of guns this weekend

Saturday - 5/11/2013, 2:57pm  ET

Montgomery County Deputies Dagen Culver and Steve Austin and Sheriff Darren Popkin examine guns at the turn-in held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

No questions asked at gun turn-in

Kathy Stewart, WTOP


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland officials are offering ways for residents to get rid of their guns this weekend.

Statewide, 24 sites are open around the state Saturday for people can voluntarily turn in their weapons.

The attorney general's office says any type of firearm will be accepted during the first annual statewide gun turn-in day. The weapons don't need to be working, but they must be unloaded before being turned in.

Officials say the weapons may be run through law enforcement databases to see whether they were involved in a crime or have been reported stolen.

Attorney General Doug Gansler says he plans to visit sites in College Park and Rockville.

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