Indy Postpones Gun Turn-in After Prosecutor Questions Plans


The Indianapolis police department is postponing an event that would have allowed people to turn over their guns to police, no questions asked, says the Indianapolis Star. The postponement came after Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry called Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub to express concerns about the event.

Curry said his office didn’t like that the police could be collecting — and destroying — guns that might have been used in crimes. An email message from a police official said the event was delayed to “address issues concerning forensics and how best to ensure that surrendered firearms were not used in crimes.” Experts say these events usually don’t appeal to criminals because criminals tend to get rid of guns on their own.

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