SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO -- In the latest Bay Area gun buyback event since mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut, authorities will offer a maximum of $200 to people who want to get rid of their guns.
The buyback is set for April 13 at the South San Francisco courthouse and will offer gun owners up to $100 for handguns and long guns, and up to $200 for assault weapons, Pacifica police Capt. Daniel Steidle said.
The event, however, is only open to residents of Brisbane, Broadmoor, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, Pacifica, San Bruno and South San Francisco. Police will be collecting the guns in conjunction with Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough.
This buyback follows similar events in Bay Area cities including East Palo Alto, Oakland, Fremont and San Jose. Authorities in the region have collected thousands of firearms and paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to gun owners who no longer wanted their weapons.
The April 13 buyback is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon at 1050 Mission Road in South San Francisco. But it could stop earlier if authorities run out of money. Police would like gun owners to have their weapons unloaded and in the trunks of their cars.
For more information call 650-829-3700.
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