While scripture talks of beating swords into plowshares, a community in southwest Iowa is putting that statement into a modern context. The Shenandoah Police Department is hosting its first-ever gun amnesty days next month.
Shenandoah Police Chief Kris Grebert says all firearms collected will be destroyed — and recycled. Chief Grebert says, “Kinda like what they do up in Omaha where anybody in the surrounding area can bring in any old or unused or unwanted firearms or ammunition and turn it in to us free of charge, no questions asked.”
Guns that are collected will be taken to a machine shop and flattened. Grebert says he’s working with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on a fitting way to recycle the metal. The event will be held July 7th and 9th at the Old Armory in Shenandoah.
By Kristan Gray, KMA, Shenandoah