Gun Buy Back a Great Success!
The 2013 City of Cleveland/ArcelorMittal Gun Buyback was a huge success! A total of 352 guns were turned in, including 311 handguns and 41 long guns (assault rifles, shotguns and rifles).
In early May, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief of Police Michael McGrath announced that the 2013 City of Cleveland Gun Buy-Back would be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013. The purpose was to get as many handguns and assault rifles out of the neighborhoods so they could not be used in the perpetration of violent crimes.
Chief of Police Michael McGrath said at the time “This is a strategy the City of Cleveland and the Division of Police have employed for several years. As a result of the Gun Buy-Back, someone’s life will be saved.”“ArcelorMittal is proud to partner with the Cleveland Division of Police and Cleveland Police Foundation on the Gun Buy-Back program. It is a natural extension of our commitment to make our city a safer place for our employees and neighbors. After the guns are collected, we are pleased to melt down the weapons and recycle them into new steel which will eventually become consumer goods that improve the quality of all our lives,” said Eric Hauge, Vice President & General Manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland.
Editor’s Note: Check back on October 15, 2013 for an update on the disposition of the guns that were purchased.
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