King County, Seattle agencies launch gun-buyback program
January 15, 2013
King County and Seattle leaders launched a gun-buyback program Jan. 8 in a bid to curb gun violence.
The countywide initiative offers a monetary incentive for people to turn in firearms. The initial gun-buyback event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 in the downtown Seattle parking lot underneath Interstate 5 between Cherry and James streets.
In exchange for dropping off a weapon, people receive a gift card valued at up to $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons.