Residents can turn in guns, no questions asked

NORWALK - In an effort to remove dangerous weapons from local streets, the Norwalk Sheriff's Station is collecting unwanted guns from area residents.Weapons that are turned in will be melted and used in highway projects. Residents can turn in their guns even if they are stolen or lack serial numbers, without fear of prosecution. To turn in a gun, call the Norwalk Sheriff's Station at (562) 863-8711 and a deputy will pick up the gun from your home. Residents can also drive to the station with the gun locked in the trunk. A deputy will retrieve the gun from the car. According to Capt. Patrick Maxwell of the Norwalk Sheriff's Station, this year alone 72 guns were stolen during 29 residential burglaries in Norwalk, La Mirada and unincorporated Whittier.

********** Published: November 29, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 33