City, non-profit to swap guns for laptops

City officials and a local non-profit are offering residents a chance to turn in guns and exchange them for laptop computers Saturday.

The swaps are set to take place at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center on N. Howard Street between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. this afternoon.

The event is another take on the kind of gun buyback events that have become increasingly popular since the shootings last year at Sandy Hook elementary school. A previous event in Baltimore offered grocery giftcards for firearms and Howard County residents were given cash.

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