Stamas, Midland County sheriff, Midland city police, Michigan State Police holding voluntary gun drop-off on Aug. 4

Sen. Jim Stamas

Sen. Jim Stamas

LANSING, Mich. — Area residents will be able to dispose of firearms they no longer want or need during a voluntary drop-off on Aug. 4 in Midland.

The drop-off is sponsored by Sen. Jim Stamas, Midland County Sheriff’s Office, Midland Police Department and Michigan State Police.

“This is a completely voluntary effort to allow people to drop off unused or unwanted guns to ensure that they are not stolen or accidently used by a family member,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “The purpose is to provide a safe manner for residents to get rid of old, broken and rusted guns — especially anyone who has inherited a firearm, doesn’t want it and doesn’t know how to safely dispose of it.”

The voluntary gun drop-off will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Midland Law Enforcement Center, located at 2727 Rodd St. in Midland.

“This is a voluntary gun drop-off, not a buy-back program,” Stamas said. “People will not be paid for any firearms they turn in.”

Unloaded weapons are preferred but not required. Residents should not bring ammunition.

For more information, residents can contact the Midland Police Department at 989-631-5716.