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Friday, April 4, 2014

San Francisco Cops Want Your Guns

Posted By on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM

click to enlarge That's an easy $200 earned
  • That's an easy $200 earned

There's plenty of things San Francisco has a low tolerance for: people who don't compost, New York's obsession with us, and gentrification.

Oh, and guns. We can't stand guns.

That's why the city is hosting another gun buyback program hoping to convince any gun lovers out there to hand over their firearms. In exchange, the city will give you some cash, which you probably could use right about now to cover the rest of your rent, right?

All you have to do is drive over to the Grocery Outlet in Visitacion Valley on Saturday with your unloaded firearm. Your gun has be in the truck of your car. Also, this is a drive-through event only, so you must arrive via car.

You'll get $100 in cash for each gun and up to $200 for assault weapons -- no questions asked. A maximum of five guns may be exchanged per vehicle or per person.

"Gun buybacks are a proven, effective way of removing guns from our streets. I am proud to support and contribute funds to the Ingleside gun buyback," said Supervisor David Campos, who participated in two city gun buybacks last year.

This event is a citywide effort organized in partnership with Alive & Free-Omega Boys Club, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), River of Life Church, Gun by Gun, and the SF Interfaith Council.

So far, the city has collected 529 guns from previous gun buybacks, according to SFPD.

"Although even one homicide is too many, to close out the first quarter of 2014 with a better than three decade low of 5 homicides in San Francisco, with just two involving a firearm, is an achievement we can build on," said SFPD Chief of Police, Greg Suhr. "At this same time not too many years ago the City had suffered 20 homicides just by firearm. We have come a long way in reducing gun violence by going after the guns and getting more guns off the streets will go a long way towards an even safer San Francisco."

Here are the details:

San Francisco Gun Buyback

Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2630 Bayshore Blvd. at Sunnydale, San Francisco, CA

The best part is you can still sleep in until noon on Saturday.


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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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