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Gun Buy Back

The Albuquerque Police Department will be holding a Gun Buy Back on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Albuquerque Police Crime Lab, 5350 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

May 18, 2021

 

The Albuquerque Police Department will be holding a Gun Buy Back on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Albuquerque Police Crime Lab, 5350 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

 

The Gun Buy Back is designated to reduce the number of unwanted firearms to decrease gun violence in the City of Albuquerque. The program provides residents an opportunity to turn in firearms voluntarily, in exchange for gift cards, with NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Members of the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) will be onsite to distribute crime prevention information, including the latest information on laws regarding private gun sales and gun safety.

 

Guns collected will be checked through the National Crime Information Center for lost or stolen status, and if applicable will be returned to their legal owners.

 

Anyone participating in the Gun Buy Back is instructed to remain inside their vehicle while driving through the designated areas, including the drop-off location. Firearms are to be unloaded and placed in the trunk.

 

Special Services will also be provided. Sponsors for the event are Albuquerque City Council, Crime Stoppers, and the Albuquerque Police Department.