Reminder: Lansing Gun Buyback Saturday

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

Reminder: The City of Lansing is conducting a "Guns for Groceries" gun buyback program on Saturday. Private donations have funded this gun buyback program in an effort to get potential dangerous weapons off the city's streets. The city will be giving $100 Meijer gift cards for each gun turned in ($150 for assault weapons) at the event.

The program will run from 10am-2pm, Saturday, August 18 at the Tabernacle of David Worship Center, 2645 W. Holmes Road, Lansing, MI.

Firearms will be accepted "no questions asked" to allow individuals to turn in firearms without fear of being charged with illegal possession of an unregistered firearm. Eligible firearms include handguns (ie: revolvers, semi-automatics) and long guns (ie: shotguns, rifles and assault weapons). BB guns, pellet guns and toy guns will also be accepted but will not be eligible for a gift card. All handguns turned in at the collection point must be enclosed in a clear plastic container and transported to the site in a legal manner (unloaded, locked in the trunk of a vehicle). Long guns must be unloaded, in a sealed case and transported legally. Only firearms determined by LPD personnel to be in working order will be accepted. Licensed gun dealers as well as active duty and retired police officers are excluded from participating in the program.


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