**Media Advisory** Stamas, Midland County sheriff, Midland city police, Michigan State Police to hold voluntary gun drop-off on Saturday

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas, the Midland County Sheriff, Midland Police Department and Michigan State Police on Saturday are sponsoring a voluntary drop-off where residents will be able to dispose of firearms they no longer want or need.

Who:
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland;
Midland County Sheriff officers;
Midland Police Department officers; and
Michigan State Police troopers.

What:
A completely voluntary effort to allow people to drop off unused or unwanted guns to ensure that they are not stolen or accidently used by a family member.

When:
Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where:
Midland Law Enforcement Center
2727 Rodd St.
Midland

Brief:
The purpose of the voluntary gun drop-off is to provide a safe manner for residents to get rid of old, broken and rusted guns — especially anyone who has inherited a firearm, does not want it and does not know how to safely dispose of it.

It is a voluntary drop-off, not a buy-back program. People will not be paid for any firearms they turn in. Unloaded weapons are preferred but not required. Residents should not bring ammunition.

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