It's been more than 20 years. A Seattle Guns Buy-Back event. Bring them all to one location and recieve gifts cards. How many times we hear a family member was left a firearm after a Dad or Grandpa passed away. A Husband or Wife in law enforcment who leaves behind a firearm to a loved one. What do you do with these guns?
The headlines of recent months also has much attention directed to firearms. This Saturday you have a safe place to dispose guns, any type, any size.
Seattle Guns Buy-Back will be under I-5 at the parking lot of James and Cherry Street. No questions asked, no photos taken. Please bring them to this location 9am-3pm. Cover them up (in box or locker), make sure they are not loaded (if not sure on this check with a friend or neighbor who might know operation of firearms.)
Participants will receive a gift card worth up to $100 for each handgun, rifle or shotgun turned in.
Assault weapons can be worth twice as much. And additional gift cards will be given for high-capacity magazines that come with the guns. A program supported by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is donating money to back the effort to get weapons off the streets. The outreach program, led by Carroll, called "A Better Seattle," has contributed $10,000 to support the gun buy-back push, but it's still unclear just how many weapons will be handed over.
Picture is Alan White (John Lennon friend and drummer for YES) with me at a John Lennon Vigil at Seattle Center a few years ago. A firearm in the wrong hands took the life of Lennon.