CLEVELAND – Cleveland police collected 156 guns at the city's 13th annual gun buyback event Saturday.
The Cleveland 2019 Gun Buyback was held at the Cleveland Division of Police Third District Headquarters located at 4501 Chester Ave. The event began at 9 a.m. and concluded around 10:30 a.m.
Citizens were given gas or food gift cards in exchange for their guns. Gift cards were valued at $100 for operable handguns and $200 for operable semi-automatic weapons.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson previously said this annual event helps to reduce gun violence, makes the city safer and gets hundreds of guns off of Cleveland streets.
Those who were unable to attend Saturday's event but still want to dispose of unwanted firearms can contact the police station in your neighborhood for instructions on how to do so.
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