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Palo Alto Police Department
Monday February 10th, 2020 :: 11:18 a.m. PST


Gun Buyback Event on Saturday, February 29

Do you have unwanted firearms? You can trade them in for cash at the North County Gun Buyback in Sunnyvale on February 29. No questions asked.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, and the cities and police departments of Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Campbell are coming together to host the second North County Gun Buyback on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The event is being held at the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church at 728 W. Fremont Ave. in Sunnyvale from 8 a.m. to noon.

The overall goal of the gun buyback event is to reduce the availability of unwanted, unsafe, and illegal guns in communities by providing an opportunity for the safe and anonymous disposal of firearms.

In a joint statement, District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Sunnyvale Public Safety Chief Phan Ngo, Los Altos Police Chief Andy Galea, Milpitas Police Chief Armando Corpuz, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, Acting Mountain View Police Chief Chris Hsiung, Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen, Santa Clara Assistant Chief Dan Winter, and Campbell Police Chief Gary Berg stated, “Gun buyback events provide a safe and convenient way to dispose unsafe and unwanted firearms. The event is a commitment by local public safety agencies and cities to work together and keep our communities safe.”

Participating agencies, elected officials, and the Sunnyvale City Council have provided the funding necessary to pay participants for their firearms. Each participant will receive $100 per handgun and $200 per assault rifle to the maximum of $400. There will be no limit to the number of guns an individual may surrender for safe disposal. An important reminder for the day of the event; all guns must be unloaded and stored in the trunk of participants’ car. Buybacks will be first-come, first-serve.

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Palo Alto, CA 94301

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