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350 guns surrendered to police melted

Associated Press • Oct 10, 2013 at 7:50 PM

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reported more than 350 firearms were dumped into a furnace with about 200 tons of molten iron on Wednesday at the ArcelorMittal plant in Cleveland.

Cleveland police collected the guns in June in exchange for gift cards and other incentives. The firearms turned in to police included antique revolvers and sawed-off shotguns.

Police chief Michael McGrath said the steel plant has melted more than 8,000 guns in the last seven years.

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