A church may be the last place you expect to find a collection of guns, but a buyback program happened inside St. Gregory Catholic Church on the city's west side on Saturday.
Father Damien Nalepa has hosted the event for a few years, collecting over 200 guns. He says people have found guns in their yards from suspected drug dealers and dropping them off at church seems like a safe haven.
"We know it's not the hardened criminals turning in the guns, but still these are guns that as the police verify, these are guns that can be used in violent crimes throughout the city," said Father Nalepa.
People turning in the guns got up to $100 from the archdiocese magazine, the "Catholic Review."
City police officers process the guns and destroy them.
If you missed the drop-off on Saturday, you can still turn in a gun at the church.
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