Baltimore County To Host First-Ever Gun Buyback Event


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County Police and the Baltimore County NAACP will host the county’s first-ever gun buyback event on Saturday, April 15.

The event aims to keep unused and unwanted firearms from falling into the wrong hands.

The gun buyback will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Drumcastle Government Center on York Road.

“The Baltimore County NAACP is dedicated to joining forces with the community to remove firearms and related firearm supplies. Working together, we can see the statistics and compare data to try to make improvements and to see the impact it has in our communities,” NAACP Branch #7010 President Danita Tolson said. “We want to work with other community partners, police, churches, and youth to reduce the firearms on the streets, reduce crime and save lives. We need everyone’s help to make the communities safer. Help us make the Baltimore region better and safer for all.”

Residents can exchange unwanted firearms and firearm equipment for gift cards. According to officials, all donations will be anonymous, and any guns not connected to crimes will be destroyed.

The gift cards vary depending on the weapon donated:

$50 gift card:

  • High-capacity magazines
  • Non-functioning weapons
  • Weapons without serial numbers

$100 gift card:

  • Revolvers
  • Pump action weapons
  • Bolt action weapons

$150 gift card:

  • Semi-automatic weapons

$200 gift card:

  • Fully-automatic weapons
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