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City to host another gun buy back

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

We have all seen way too much gun fire in the city of Cleveland.  In an effort to try and clean that up, the city will hold their Annual Gun Buy Back on Saturday June 15 at the city's Public Safety Center at 2001 Payne Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The gun buy-back has been a great success in the past, and as in past years anyone can drop off a working gun and pick up a $100 or $200 dollar gift card for food, gas, or Target stores, depending on the type of gun turned in.

ArcelorMittal, the steel giant in Cleveland is one of the city's partners, and as they have done for the past seven years, they will take the guns and melt them down to make sure they are never used again.

"We've collected over a 1,000 guns and during the course of the year we have other gun meltdowns for neighborhoods and the communities outside of Cleveland," said ArcelorMittal Vice President Eric Hauge.

For ArcelorMittal, it fits in with the company's commitment to safety, "The health and safety of our workers is one of our number one priorities and then as we get involved with the community we feel that out reach becomes a natural thing to also improve the community safety," said Hauge.

The city asks that you bring the guns unloaded, in a plastic bag and carried in a gym bag or back pack.

Along with the gift cards, turn in a gun, and you'll also get a couple of Cavs or Monsters tickets.

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