Palm Springs Police to hold ‘Gun Buyback’ event this weekend

The Palm Springs Police Department has announced a “Gun Buyback Program” event that will take place this Saturday, February 22nd. The event will aim to reduce gun violence by letting anyone surrender firearms, no questions asked, and receive gift cards in return.

Those interested should bring their unloaded firearms to the police department at 200 South Civic Drive between 10 am and 4 pm. All guns should be unloaded and transported in the trunk or rear area of the vehicle. You are asked to stay in the vehicle until approached by a representative at the event.

There is no limit to the number of firearms that can be turned in by individuals. Those turning in weapons will be given a gift card up to $100 for handguns, up to $150 for shotguns and rifles, and up to $250 for semi-automatic assault rifles.

Once a firearm is surrendered to the Gun Buyback Program, it becomes property of the Palm Springs Police Department and will not be returned. The surrendered firearms will be taken into the Property Room at the police department and scheduled for destruction.

For more information, you can check out the PSPD Facebook Event page or contact the Palm Springs Police Department Public Information Office at 760-323-8106

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