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Turn In a Gun, Get Cash - Jan 26th


Congresswoman Jackie Speier, San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne J. Tissier and San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks will hold an anonymous gun buy back at the San Mateo County Event Center on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Any individual can surrender weapons, no questions asked, and receive up to $100 cash for hand guns, shotguns or rifles, and up to $200 cash for assault weapons (as classified by the State of California).

Transport firearms unloaded and in the trunk of your car. The buy back is completely anonymous.

People interested in participating in the gun buy back can call 650-257-3403, ext. 9 for more information. View the Gun Buy Back printable flier.

When: Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: San Mateo County Event Center, 2495 South Delaware St, San Mateo. Google Map Link

You can also find more information on a common questions about the gun buy back with the answers by clicking here.

Speier stated, “Gun buybacks are a powerful tool to make our streets and schools safer. There is no reason we need 90 weapons per 100 Americans, making the U.S. the most heavily armed society in the world. Buybacks are convenient opportunities for responsible gun owners to get rid of guns they no longer want. Fewer guns also mean fewer accidents and fewer chances for guns to fall into the wrong hands.”

Supervisor Tissier stated, “San Mateo County is proud to support the gun buyback program for the safety of our residents. One gun incident is one too many.”

Sheriff Munks stated, “The overall purpose of the gun buyback program is to make the streets of San Mateo County safer for those who live and work here. There are many unwanted and unsecured guns in households throughout the county. We are providing a place for people to come and dispose of them and get some money in return. We feel this will improve public safety in our county.”

( Gun Buy Back Flyer - PDF, 325 kb )