The Antioch Police Department has announced it will hold a gun buyback event on December 17.
The event will occur at the Antioch Police Department, located at 300 L Street from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Individuals who turn in firearms will receive a gift card for each firearm that is surrendered between $50 to $200.
For those transporting firearms, please transport your firearm unloaded and in the trunk of your vehicle.
Funds will be limited to availability and first-come, first-serve and based on operation and type of firearm—those details were not provided.
For more information, contact Corporal Vanderpool at (925) 779-6900 x83626 or email [email protected]
In October, the Pittsburg Police Department held its first gun buyback event in six-years in the city of Pittsburg. Police reported they collected 4 ghost guns, 1 stolen gun, and 125 additional firearms. A ghost gun is a firearm that does not have a serial number and is difficult to track when used in criminal activity.
The program is completely voluntary and the department hands out gift cards ranging from $50 to $200 depending on the type of firearm the participants no longer want. All firearms collected by the police department will be destroyed.
Pittsburg Police said during a recent 90-day special enforcement to take guns off the street between June 1 through September 1, they took 103 firearms off the street, including 9 assault rifles. Police said the District Attorney’s Office has filed charges on 90% of cases from the campaign.