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Grand Rapids Police Department schedules gun buyback program

Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 16:44:20-04

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:

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.