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Antioch Police Department Announce Gun Buyback Event

by ECT

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.


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1 comment

Terry Andreasen Nov 20, 2022 - 3:49 pm

Unless the Antioch City Council and/or the police officers involved are using their own PERSONAL money to purchase these guns, I would like to see an injunction against the City of Antioch to keep them from using tax payer dollars to pay for this stupid event. The fire arms purchased are NOT going to be turned in by criminals that have suddently “seen the light” and want to reform. The money would be better invested in simply going after more criminals. I’m ashamed of any police officer that would involve himself with fake projects like this.

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