Reward money to target illegal guns

A program offering rewards to get guns out of the hands of convicted felons has begun in Cole County and may be the first program of its kind in Missouri.

The Remove Felons in Possession of Illegal Firearms Program offers as much as a $150 reward for helping authorities bring charges against convicted felons found to be in possession of firearms.

“We’re about to find out how a big of problem there is,” said Sheriff Greg White. “We are constantly responding to calls where we find felons in possession of guns.”

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