Sheriff's departments collecting old ammo/firearms

Published 08/21 2013 02:36PM

Updated 08/30 2013 11:34AM

Latest: 10:06 pm, 8/29/13, Thursday
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Sheriff's departments in Douglas and Coles counties hope to get unused firearms off the streets. They're holding a disposal collection all week at their office.

Deputies hope you drop off any old or unsafe ammunition, firearms or blasting caps. They say you never know who might get their hands on them. Anyone who drops something off will get a free gun lock.

Update: 5:10 pm, 8/28/13, Wednesday
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The Sheriff's Departments in Coles and Douglas counties are teaming up for an ammo and firearm disposal collection next week. Chief Deputy Peter Buckley is here to tell us more.

The drop-off program is Monday - Friday, 8 am - 9 pm, daily. Guns and ammunition can be taken to the Sheriff's Departments in either Coles or Douglas counties.

Coles County Sheriff's Department
Douglas County Sheriff's Department

Ammo & Firearm Disposal
September 2 - 6
8 am - 9 pm
Original: 2:36 pm, 8/21/13, Wednesday
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Sheriff's offices in Douglas and Coles counties will collect old or unsafe firearms and ammunition the first week of September. Discarded items will be properly and safely disposed of.

You can turn in any firearm, primers, powders and rifle, pistol or shotgun shells. Collection times and locations are as follow:

Ammo & Firearms Disposal
September 2 - 6
8 am - 9 pm

920 South Washington Street
Tuscola, IL 61953
(217) 253 - 2913

701 8th Street
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348 - 7332

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