San Diego Police hosting gun buy back day

Posted at 2:54 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 19:15:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego Police Department this October is offering a gun buyback day.

Those who sell their guns will be offered either a gift card or a skateboard. Participants will receive $100 for rifles, shotguns and hand guns and $200 for assault weapons, “no questions asked.”

There is a limit of two gift cards per vehicle and authorities say all weapons must be operational. The event will be held at the Encanto Southern Baptist Church on Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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The program is being offered to remove unwanted weapons from the community. 

"Too often, weapons are stolen and end up in the hands of criminals, who use them to commit violent crimes in our neighborhoods,” said San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan.

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The department is partnering with the United African American Ministerial Action Council, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Training Center and San Diego District Attorney’s Office.