Blogger Jason Patzfahl is attempting to organize "A Day To Turn In Your Gun" event, in which residents can turn in firearms to a police department with no questions asked.
He first reached out to Greendale Chief Robert Malasuk asking for the department's participation. The chief declined the offer due to the political implications, Malasuk told Patch.
Patzfahl recently wrote a blog about his stance against guns and his personal experience losing a co-worker in a shooting.
"If you own a gun, especially a semi-automatic weapon, hand it in to the local police," Patzfahl wrote in the blog. "They are the only ones who should have these killing machines in the first place."
Even though he wanted to keep it local in Greendale, Patzfahl plans to reach out to other area police departments. By law, a police department needs to be the one taking the guns in an event such as this.
People can turn in their fire arms for proper disposal to any police department at anytime.
Residents in Baltimore turned in more than 460 guns to the police in response to the violent attack on a Connecticut elementary school. A local supermarket chain sponsored the event by giving away $100 gift cards to people who turned in their guns.
Patzfahl is trying to recruit business sponsors to do the same.