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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  • by Kris Location: Lansing on Aug 19, 2012 at 07:08 AM
    Good people turning is their guns is nice for a few $$$, but the bad guys won't turn in any....But, the bad guys are tickled to know that there are more guns out of the hands of the good people....Let's not turn Lansing into Chicago, where the bad guys are safe to do what they want, because they KNOW that the good people have no guns....
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      by RT on Aug 20, 2012 at 08:39 AM in reply to Kris
      Kris, you hit the nail right on the head with your comments...well said!!
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Aug 18, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    Maybe I'll get lucky and who ever stole the handgun out of my vehicle will get desperate for groceries and turn it it and I can get it back!! I sure hope LPD is checking those turned in to see if they've been reported as stolen!!??
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      by Jason on Aug 19, 2012 at 06:58 PM in reply to RT
      Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Hope you do get lucky and find your handgun again. My dad had one of his favorite shotguns stolen about 10 years ago and I know that gun meant a lot to him. Sickening how some people are in this world.
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        by RT on Aug 20, 2012 at 08:38 AM in reply to Jason
        Thanks for the good thoughts, Jason. Hopefully your dad will someday get back his shotgun too.
  • by Brad Vipond Location: Charlotte on Aug 17, 2012 at 03:12 PM
    I think it's just another way for our guns to be taken away from us... Which will never happen it just annoys me that they keep trying! By the way the average price of a gun is way more then $100.00 If I had the money I would pay people not to give their guns in for food and just have a block BBQ ;-)
  • by Roland Sullivan Location: Eaton Rapids on Aug 17, 2012 at 03:07 PM
    I am going to see how many old single barrel shotguns and cheap 22's i can comeup with and make a few bucks off the do-gooders in Lansing, anybody turning in a good firearm deserves what they get
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