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Maryland gun turn-in event Saturday

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(AP/ABC7) - Maryland held its first annual statewide gun turn-in day on Saturday.

There were 24 sites open around the state Saturday where people can voluntarily turn in their weapons.

The attorney general's office says any type of firearm was accepted during the first annual statewide gun turn-in day. The weapons didn'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 if they were involved in a crime or have been reported stolen.

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

The Montgomery County gun turn-in event was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It was anonymous with no appointment necessary and no questions asked.

Montgomery County officials say they accepted 69 handguns, 27 rifles, 15 shotguns, one grenade, one sword, 10,000 rounds of ammo, and 11 BB guns.

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