Successful amnesty day in Omaha

Posted at 10:20 PM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 23:20:26-04

There were tables full of guns and boxes full of ammunition and fireworks.

It’s a sign of success for Omaha’s annual Amnesty Day.

“Basically drop them off with no questions asked."

Each year Omaha police give people the chance to dispose of these unwanted items that can potentially be a danger in the community.

"They are afraid that it may fall into the wrong hands, so they rather turn it over to law enforcement."

"There are a lot of people in the metropolitan area that have things in their houses that they need to get rid of."

Sergeant Matt Manhart with the bomb squad says at least 300 cars stopped by the three drop off locations.

In total they received about 85 guns, 800 pounds of fireworks and 1000 pounds of ammunition.

"About 100 pounds of loose powder and we had a few unique items in the explosive world that got turn in also."

He says this day helps keep these types of items out of the hands of criminals.

"To see this kind of results is always positive."

Police loaded the guns off to be checked out.

If stolen they will go back to their owners and the others will be properly disposed of.

The person who dropped them off won’t be at fault.


"We give them an opportunity to bring them to a location where they can be properly disposed."