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Originally posted by scottromansky
does this mean i can trade my $600 gun to them and get $1000?
“What we’re talking today is the unwanted gun. The gun in your home, the gun in your business. Folks are scared of that gun. It’s a time bomb waiting to go off,” Metz said. ”This is just one strategy of many, this is making sure that that one gun that’s turned in does not destroy a life.”
The first buyback program will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 in the parking lot beneath Interstate 5 between Cherry and James Streets, in downtown Seattle. McGinn said they have had about $75,000 in contributions from local companies to help pay for the guns. Participating companies include: Amazon, the Seattle Police Foundation, PEMCO, 5 Point Café and Big Mario’s Pizza and SEOMoz.
People will receive a $100 gift card in exchange for handguns, shotguns and rifles. A gift card for up to $200 will be given for assault weapons, according to a City of Seattle news release.
Anyone with information about any crime in Newark is urged to call the Department’s 24-hour “Crime Stoppers” anonymous tip line at 877 NWK-TIPS (877 695-8477) or 877 NWK-GUNS (877 695-4867). Tips leading to arrests and indictments could result in cash rewards of up to $2,000 to the person who provides the information or $1,000 per gun for calls into the gun hot line.