GPD gun buy back set for October 30

Press release from Gainesville Police Department

The Gainesville Police Department, Office of the State Attorney Brian Kramer – 8th Judicial Circuit, Big Daddy Guns, and Save Our Cities Initiative will be hosting a Gun Buy Back this Saturday, October 30th from 10:00am-2:00pm at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 718 SE 11th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32641.

We will not collect any personal or vehicle information from any of the participants. The State Attorney, Brian Kramer, has authorized amnesty from prosecution for any person participating in this event.

Each donor will remain anonymous, and the only information collected will be the manufacturer, model, caliber, and serial number of the surrendered firearm.

A Visa gift card will be provided as an incentive to each neighbor who elects to turn in a firearm during this event.

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Safety is paramount. If you are donating a gun, please follow the directions below as well the directions provided by the officers at the event. Communication is key!

*Prior to your arrival, please place your unloaded firearm in the trunk of your car, preferably in a box, or some type of case or container;
*Upon arrival, turn on the safety flashers to your vehicle.
*Donors will be directed to an identified staging area where GPD personnel will advise the donors and any other occupants of the vehicle not to handle any firearms and wait for further instructions from uniformed personnel.
*Please DO NOT reach for or handle any firearm(s).

Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to another successful event!