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Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Brick Police Ask Residents to Voluntarily Turn Over Firearms

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A handgun is set on top of the table with the magazing clips.

BRICK-The Brick Township Police Department has opted into a program with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office and they are asking for residents to turn in their unwanted firearms.

“This is NOT a buyback ‘no questions asked’ event,” the department said in a Facebook post. “This is a collaborative effort being carried out by the Brick Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office whose objective is to have safer communities.”

Brick police said guns left lying around the home are a common source of tragedy.

“This Gun Turn-In event provides a way for citizens to dispose of unwanted firearms before a tragedy occurs,” the department continued. “A gun that is turned in can never be stolen in a burglary and used later in a violent crime, and it can never fall into the hands of a curious child and cause the death of that child, a friend, or some other innocent person.”

Guns brought to the event shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gun-box, securely tied package and locked in the trunk of your vehicle during transit to the event.

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