Rewards for Turn In A Gun Saturday

Date: 
10/21/2016
SavALif

People who "Turn In A Gun" may receive as much as $100 gift card on Sat., Oct. 22, at New Life Covenant Church, 1665 N. Mozart between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Part of a city-wide Chicago Police Department (CPD) gun buy-back program that has gone on for years, this event, hosted at New Life, is the first in this area, explained CAPS Officer Regnier, 14th District. 

Those turning in a gun will receive $100 gift card. Those turning in a bb-gun, air-gun and gun replica (not toys) will receive $10 gift card. 

Q and A

  • Will anyone ask how or where I got the gun?

No, this is a "No questions asked" gun turn in. The most important thing is that the gun is off the street.

  • Where can I use the gift card?

At any of the 23 million locations that gift cards are accepted, except at gun shops.

  • How many guns can I turn in?

There is not limit. For each gun a gift card will be given.

  • What happens to the guns after I turn them in?

All guns are destroyed and never will be returned to the streets.

  • What if I can't make it between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.?

You can always turn in a gun to a police station or call 911. However gift cards are only given at these events.

  • Will I get any money for my bullets, magazines or holsters?

CPD will gladly and safely dispose of any and all ammunition and bullets. However, gift cards are only given for guns.

  • Can I turn in part of a gun or gun parts for a gift card?

CPD will take any gun parts but gift cards are only given for whole guns.

For more information contact the CAPS Implementation Office at 312.745.5900.

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