The Chicago Police Department announced this week that residents of the city turned in more than 6,800 guns on Saturday in exchange for MasterCard prepaid gift cards. Chicago offered residents $100 gift cards in exchange for turning in guns and $10 prepaid MasterCards for turning in gun replicas, BB guns and air rifles (CardLine, 7/24). The city exchanged the cards for guns at 25 churches as part of its fourth campaign to collect firearms since 2006. Chicago collected 6,700 guns during a similar initiative last summer.

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