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Gun buyback set Nov. 16 for Concord, Clayton and Walnut Creek residents

By November 5, 2019 No Comments
The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Concord Pavilion at 2000 Kirker Pass Road, is only available to residents of those three cities. (File photo)

The Concord, Clayton and Walnut Creek police departments are teaming up this month for a gun buyback event where residents can exchange firearms for gift cards.

The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Concord Pavilion at 2000 Kirker Pass Road, is only available to residents of those three cities.

Residents may be asked to show an ID or a utility bill at the event, where they can receive $200 in gift cards for an assault weapon, $100 for handguns, and $50 for rifles or shotguns, up to a maximum combined gift card total of $1,000.

All firearms must be brought to the event unloaded and stored in a car trunk or other locked container during transportation and arrival. People are asked to remain in the vehicle and not remove the firearm from the vehicle themselves, according to police.