PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A North Philadelphia business owner is teaming up with the police department to host the first ‘Gun Buy-back’ event this year on Friday.
In an effort to reduce city crime and gun violence, the owner of “Official Unlimited” will offer a $75 gift card for any firearm turned in, no questions asked, says Philadelphia police spokesman, Captain Sekou Kinebrew.READ MORE: Former Eagle Brandon Bair Saves Man From Burning Semi-Truck After Struck By Train In Idaho
“We are not going to ask you who you are, we are not going to ask you your name,” he said.
Kinebrew says last year nearly 700 guns were stolen and more than a thousand people were shot in the city.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
“That doesn’t even include times when a gun was pointed at somebody, or a gun was discharged but no one was struck,” he said.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, at 2321 North Broad Street.MORE NEWS: Waterford Township Schools Closed After More Than 60% Of Staff Sickened Following Luncheon
“The store is right next door to where you are turning in the gun, so there’s that extra added level of convenience,” Kinebrew said.