Gun violence in Baltimore is a major problem that poses serious dangers for the city’s residents.
In response, two of the city’s parishes are joining with The Catholic Review, newspaper of the Baltimore Archdiocese, in another “Gun Turn-In Day.”
The day is set for May 1 at St. Gregory the Great Parish on the west side of town and St. Wenceslaus Parish on the city’s east side.
A story on the newspaper’s website provides details about the program.
People who turn in weapons will receive cash: $100 for a workable automatic or semiautomatic handgun or assault rifle and $50 for any other workable gun. And no questions are asked.
All of the guns are turned over to law enforcement authorities.
The Catholic Review provided grants for the program.