GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As part of its new strategic plan, the Grand Rapids Police Department will have a gun buyback program that will include two days of buyback periods.
The buyback is partially funded by a contribution of the Safe Alliances for Everyone Task Force.
Guns can be turned in with no questions asked in return for prepaid gift cards:
- Saturday, October 24, Noon to 4 p.m.
- Former parking lot of Revolution Culture Movement
- 1534 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
- Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Genesis Non-Profit Housing Corporation
- 851 Leonard Street NW
Weapons should be taken to the locations in the trunk of a vehicle and must be unloaded.
“Removing these weapons will make the community safer by limiting access to firearms by those emboldened to use them in criminal acts,” said GRPD Chief Eric Payne in a release. He noted the buyback is a good opportunity for people to get rid of weapons they legally possess but no longer want to have in their homes.