GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police in Greensboro are offering gun owners another chance to remove unwanted firearms from their homes.
Department workers are accepting handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ammunition at three Greensboro churches beginning Friday and again on Saturday. Ammunition may also be surrendered.
It's the second time this year that the department has hosted a "Safe Surrender" event.
The first was held in January. It was inspired by City Councilwoman T. Diane Bellamy-Small as a way for Greensboro residents to reflect upon last December's shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
In January, gun owners turned in 17 semi-automatic pistols, 22 revolvers, 15 shotguns and 20 rifles.
Officials emphasize the event is not a buy-back program. No cash will be given in exchange for weapons.