San Diego gun buyback event offers $100 gift cards, custom skateboards for weapons

Posted at 9:11 AM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-16 12:11:22-05

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Gun owners will have the chance to trade in their unwanted firearms for cash or a skateboard at a gun buyback event Saturday.

The San Diego Police Department and the United African American Ministerial Action Council are offering $100 gift cards for rifles, shotguns and handguns and $100 cards for assault weapons. Participants may also opt for a custom skateboard, according to the department.

There is a "no questions asked policy" in regard to the guns, according to the SDPD.

Carver Skateboards will be among the brands available at the buyback. The company has been involved since 2012 and first joined after the Sandy Hook shooting.

"We realized that we didn't have to make a huge change to policy or culture, but could simply work in our own small corner and affect whomever we could reach," founder Neil Carver told GrindTV.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Encanto Southern Baptist Church, 6020 Akins Ave.

All weapons traded in must be operational. Participants should not bring any explosives, ammunition or inert devices.