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Police department offering gas money for gun buyback overwhelmed by interest

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento Police Department said 134 firearms were received at its "Gas for Guns Buyback,'' a program aimed at getting firearms off the streets. The department, which was offering $50 gas gift cards per firearm, ran out of gift cards 45 minutes into the five-hour event.
Over 100 people exchanged their guns for gas money. The program required people to arrive at an area police station with the firearm unloaded and in the trunk. People who turned in their guns were not required to give their identities to the police.
Among the guns received were at least one assault...
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