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City urges gun owners to turn in their weapons

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mayor Daley is urging gun owners to turn in their weapons this weekend.

The city's holding the third gun turn-in event at 23 different locations around Chicago, this Saturday, July 21.

People who give up their guns will get a pre-paid debit card worth $100. No questions asked.

Joining the mayor today were community leaders and Ronald Holt, the father of 16-year-old Blair Holt who was shot and killed on a CTA bus in May.

"I stand here symbolically in the gap for all the children who have lost children to gun violence," Holt says. "After losing Blair, I am here to say, ladies and gentlemen, this is not a joke."

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