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Pasadena Police Department - CA
Wednesday May 8th, 2013 :: 04:41 p.m. PDT
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Pasadena Police Department partners with community for first Pasadena Gun Buy Back Program, Saturday, May 11th.

The Pasadena Police Department, numerous faith based organizations, and many non-profit and business sectors have joined together to facilitate the first Pasadena Gun Buy Back Program and Peace Source Fair, being held on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The goal behind our efforts is to remove unwanted firearms from the community, to educate the public on proactive gun safety, and to promote a safer community through the showcasing of area groups involved in violence prevention, intervention and resource assistance. During the Peace-Source Fair, civic, community and religious leaders will share insight into on-going efforts to reduce violence in our community.

The Pasadena Police Department will host the Gun Buy Back Program between 11am- 3 pm in front of the police station, 207 N. Garfield Avenue. Attendees will be asked to remain in their vehicles with all firearms stored unloaded and in the trunk of their vehicles. Vehicle traffic will be directed southbound only on Garfield Avenue from Walnut Street. Law enforcement personnel will contact drivers in their cars, safely remove all firearms from the vehicle and after disposing of the firearms in a receptacle, deliver gift cards back to the driver, who will be directed out of the processing area southbound toward Ramona Avenue.

Gift certificates will be issued as follows: $50.00 for a non-working firearm, $100.00 for working handguns, rifles or shotguns, and $200.00 for functioning military style assault weapons. Weapons will be evaluation by on-scene firearms experts before gift cards are issued.

The Peace-Source Fair is scheduled between 11 am - 2 pm and situated on Thurgood Marshall between Garfield Avenue and Euclid Avenue, north of Pasadena City Hall. The fair will feature speakers, live music, resource tables, and food trucks. Parking is available at Euclid Avenue and Walnut Street or Euclid Avenue and Union Street.

Please contact Lt. Tracey Ibarra at (626) 744-7875 or tibarra@cityofpasadena.net for questions regarding the gun buy back program and Melissa Hofstetter for the Peace Source Fair at (626) 675-1316 or www.pasadenagunbuyback.org.

Address/Location
Pasadena Police Department - CA
207 Garfield Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-744-4241

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