Hundreds of guns traded for gift cards in Sacramento police buyout event

Hundreds of firearms were removed from the streets Saturday at a gun buy-back event in Sacramento hosted by the police department. a resident of Rancho Cordova who brought seven guns he no longer wanted. The gun buy-back event was supposed to start at 10 a.m., but people were lining up hours earlier to turn in their guns. For every gun returned, one person received a $50 Amazon gift card. Sacramento police were impressed with the turnout. “Any of the firearms we saw today could be used to hypothetically injure someone and in the situations that have been described by these people I am quite confident that we are helping to avoid any type of tragedy. “Said Chad Lewis of the Sacramento Police Department. And those who turned in old guns felt like they were doing a public service. “I think it’s possible that at least one less person will be hurt. “said Isiah Windmon, who returned a gun. A man showed up at the event in an attempt to buy the guns from people at the event. “I have a collection that I appreciate and if someone has something Sac PD is going to destroy, might as well put it on the secondary market,” David said. The man who only wanted to go through David said he was willing to pay up to 100 $ per gun if it passed the background check.However, when KCRA 3 was l at, no one accepted his offer. Sacramento police said they were aware of the man during the event. They said that since he didn’t do the transactions on the spot, they couldn’t stop him from meeting people at an armory. “They’re trying to eliminate and he’s trying to restock. It doesn’t make sense,” Windmon said. The department gave away 250 gift cards totaling more than $12,000 on Saturday. Weapons collected will be destroyed by the Sacramento Police Department. The next arms buyback event has not been announced. Police say they will have to partner with more sponsors to purchase another round of gift cards.

Hundreds of firearms were removed from the streets Saturday at a gun buy-back event in Sacramento hosted by the police department.

“Get rid of some guns lying around and I don’t want them falling into the wrong hands,” said a Rancho Cordova resident who brought seven guns he no longer wanted.

The gun buy-back event was supposed to start at 10 a.m., but people were lining up hours earlier to turn in their guns.

For every gun returned, one person received a $50 Amazon gift card.

Sacramento police were impressed with the turnout.

“All of the firearms we’ve seen today could be used to hypothetically harm someone and in the situations that have been described by these people, I’m pretty confident that we’re helping to avoid any kind of tragedy,” he said. said Chad Lewis, Sacramento Police Department.

And those who returned old weapons felt like they were doing a public service.

“I think it’s possible that at least one less person will be injured,” said Isiah Windmon, who returned a gun.

A man showed up at the event in an attempt to buy the weapons from those attending the event.

“I have a collection that I appreciate and if anyone has something that Sac PD is going to destroy, might as well put it on the secondary market,” David said.

The man who only wanted to go through David said he was willing to pay up to $100 per gun if he passed the background check. However, when KCRA 3 was there, no one accepted his offer.

Sacramento police said they were aware of the man during the event. They said that since he didn’t do the transactions on the spot, they couldn’t stop him from meeting people at an armory.

“They’re trying to eliminate and he’s trying to restock. It doesn’t make sense,” Windmon said.

The ministry handed out 250 gift cards totaling more than $12,000 on Saturday.

Weapons collected will be destroyed by the Sacramento Police Department.

The next arms buyback event has not been announced. Police say they will have to partner with more sponsors to purchase another round of gift cards.

Michael N. Clark