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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP/WUSA9) - Maryland officials are offering ways for residents to get rid of their guns this weekend.

There are 24 sites open around the state Saturday where people can voluntarily turn in their weapons.

The attorney general's office says any type of firearm will be accepted during the first annual statewide gun turn-in day. The weapons don't need to be working, but they must be unloaded before being turned in.

Officials say the weapons may be run through law enforcement databases to see if they were involved in a crime or have been reported stolen.

Attorney General Doug Gansler says he plans to visit sites in College Park and Rockville.

More information about the Attorney General's Gun Turn-In Day, including a list of all turn-in locations, is available on-line at www.oag.state.md.us/gun_turn_in.html.

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