By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In response to the violence across the city there are two gun buyback events being held today to get firearms off the streets. The buyback events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and Mt. Airy Church of God.

The events are part of a year-long “2021 No Gun Campaign” focused on getting illegal guns out of homes and off Philadelphia city streets.

During last month’s buyback event, 224 guns were turned in.