Daily Derp: Tacoma WA gun drop boxes could be first in the nation (What could possibly go wrong?)
Tacoma wants people to drop off their guns like library books.
The City of Tacoma is crafting a new program that would place firearm drop boxes in neighborhoods, away from police presence, in hopes of encouraging people, particularly youth, to anonymously turn in guns.
"It takes out the up-front interaction with law enforcement," said Melissa Cordeiro, gang reduction project coordinator for Tacoma.
People can already turn in guns to police. Firearms can be dropped off at the station or police can be called to pick them up, anonymously in many cases.