San Diego County CA– If you have an unwanted gun, you can turn it in and get a gift card in return, no questions asked. The Sheriff’s Department is participating with the United African American Ministerial Action Council(UAAMAC) in the Guns for Gift Cards program.
Guns for Gift Cards event – Saturday, August 30th, 8:30 a.m. BRYCO Building and adjacent lot (west) 5275 Market Street, San Diego.
The Sheriff’s Department utilized asset forfeiture funds to purchase $15,000 worth of gift cards. Since the collaboration started five years ago, 1,012 weapons and ammunition have been taken off the streets of San Diego County.
$100 will be given for handguns, rifles and shotguns and $200 for assault weapons. There is a limit of one gift card per person. The gift cards can be redeemed at area grocery stores. Anyone participating should place the unloaded firearms in the trunk of their cars. Uniformed deputies and police officers will give instructions at the location. All weapons collected will be destroyed.
Public inquiries about the Guns for Gift Cards event can be directed to UAAMAC at (619) 264‐1213.