Local shop offering to buy guns

Posted at: 01/03/2013 9:16 PM
Updated at: 01/03/2013 10:09 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

An Albuquerque gun store is offering anyone wanting to get rid of their guns to bring them to sell instead of bringing them to the City's gun disposal program.

The City of Albuquerque's program starts Saturday, January 5.  It is completely voluntary and anonymous, but they are not buying the guns.

The owner of ABQ Guns, Belinda Gallegos, said she wants to give people the opportunity to recover some of their money and it would boost her inventory.

"We are willing to try and put them on consignment for customers that want to try to sell them, or if it's something that we can afford to outright purchase from them, we can do that," Gallegos said.

Gallegos is also offering to dispose of any unwanted guns or ammo at their Paseo del Norte and Golf Course store, no questions asked.

The City's program runs every Saturday in January from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the APD Crime Lab at 2nd Street and Montano.  Albuquerque Police said they have already received six handguns, two semi-automatic rifles, and a lot of ammunition before the program even started.