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Maine Police Collect Unwanted Guns
02/25/2013 8:50 AM ET  

A total of 68 guns and bags of ammunition were turned in at Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth police departments and the state police barracks in Gray on Saturday.

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) _ Maine residents have turned in dozens of unwanted guns in a gun donation program that raises money for a charitable cause.

A total of 68 guns and bags of ammunition were turned in at Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth police departments and the state police barracks in Gray on Saturday.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the guns will be sold and the proceeds donated to Special Olympics Maine.

The event was organized to help reluctant gun owners, such as hunters' widows, who don't know what to do with the weapons.

Maine State Police Sgt. Michael Edes says the program was a success after hearing from more than two dozen people who expressed relief when they dropped off donations in Gray.

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