Santa Fe holds final gun buyback event

Posted at: 03/09/2013 5:36 PM
Updated at: 03/09/2013 5:40 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon






Santa Fe Police held its third and final gun buyback event on Saturday. SFPD gave out $29,000 in Visa gift cards in exchange for 232 guns.

The previous two buyback events brought in more than 400 firearms.

“The citizens of Santa Fe have shown once again their interest in disposing of unwanted guns and making Santa Fe a safer place for everyone,” said Police Chief Raymond Rael.

The buyback events are intended to give citizens a safe way to discard their firearms and to keep them out the hands of criminals.

Officials paid $100 for an operational rifles or shotguns, $150 for handguns and $200 for high capacity or assault weapons.

All firearms accepted under this program will be destroyed by cutting, burning, chopping and/or any other method which will render the weapon inoperable.