BALTIMORE — Baltimore police say a rocket launcher was among the many many larger than 1,000 firearms turned in all through newest gun buyback events.
The rocket launcher was traded for $500, and police have reached out to the navy and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to trace its origin. Police spokesman Detective Jeremy Silbert says the unloaded rocket launcher was turned in Monday, Dec. 17.
News retailers report interim commissioner Gary Tuggle acknowledged Friday that city had spent $163,000 to date on the first two events ultimate week, which netted 509 handguns, 273 rifles and 245 shotguns. The third event was ultimate Friday.
Some have questioned this method’s efficacy, nevertheless Tuggle says destroying weapons that is likely to be used in crimes is city’s excessive priority.