World · August 4, 2022

Saturday Durham distributes Visa gift cards for pistols and rifles ::

– Two arms buyback events in Durham this weekend will help people who need to get rid of their firearms safely.

Both events will take place on Saturday, August 6 at 9:30 am. Gun buyback sites include Mt. Vernon Baptist Church at 1007 South Roxboro St. and Durham County Stadium on Wisteria Avenue.

Visa gift cards will be provided for working long guns ($ 100), pistols ($ 150), and assault rifles ($ 200).

A memo from the County Durham Sheriff’s Office said, “All weapons must be unloaded and placed in plain sight in your vehicle. When you arrive at the scene, law enforcement will instruct you on the process of retrieving and securing. all weapons “.

This will be the second arms buyback event in Durham in the past four months. Nearly 100 firearms were collected in April.

“I was delighted to see our community in large numbers,” said Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead. “We’ve provided gift certificates to those who handed over their guns and we’re done. This is a good problem to have. I look forward to continuing to work with community partners, including Judge Pat Evans, to take the guns off. our streets and away from the hands of criminals ยป.