20 Oct '11, 5pm

Headline says it all, a city without a brain: Cleveland Melts Firearms For Public Safety

Headline says it all, a city without a brain: Cleveland Melts Firearms For Public Safety

Keeping unwanted guns out of Cleveland-area homes decreases the likelihood of firearm accidents involving children and young people, officials said. Photo: Flickr/another_finn On Thursday, the city of Cleveland will hold a gun melt to recycle more than 700 firearms, including those surrendered at multi-community buy-back events. Last month, the city joined police from neighboring communities Euclid, Lakewood, Parma and Shaker Heights for the Greater Cleveland 2011 Gun Buy-Back Program – in which residents turned over unwanted firearms and received gift cards for gas and other rewards. Gun melts have become a yearly tradition in Cleveland, and officials said collecting and recycling firearms keeps the streets safe while recovering resources to make new consumer goods. The city has partnered with metal companies for years to recycle guns as a free community service, official...

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