King County, Seattle agencies launch gun-buyback program

January 15, 2013

By Staff

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.

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One Response to “King County, Seattle agencies launch gun-buyback program”

  1. Paul M. Hofgaard on January 19th, 2013 9:14 pm

    Unless it’s antique, like a post WWII vintage SKS, nobody is going to trade in a $1400 AR-15 for a $200 gift card to If they offered cash, I’d trade in at LEAST 3 of the arms that I own. Money talks = Crap walks…

    This progam WILL be effective in eliminating guns just laying around that might otherwise end up in the hands of a child or being stolen and sold or used to procure drugs. So at least they’ve got that going for them in Seattle…LOL!

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