October 26, 2010 > Hayward Police host another gun buyback
Hayward Police host another gun buyback
By Meenu Gupta
Hayward Police Department will hold another gun buyback on Saturday, October 30. A gun exchange was held earlier this year in August at the Police Department. Police will offer $50 cash per piece for operable firearms turned in between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the South Hayward BART Station.
The gun exchange gives gun owners the chance to remove rifles and handguns from their homes in a safe and responsible manner, reducing crime by keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals through burglaries. "It is usually an annual event but we did not get that many guns last time, so we're trying a different location," said Hayward Police Crime Prevention Supervisor Rick Blanton.
Acceptable guns must be operable to be eligible for the cash payment. Pellet or paint guns are not accepted in this program. No questions are asked during the gun exchange and no I.D., fingerprinting, or pictures will be requested. Once turned in, police examine serial numbers to see if the weapon is stolen or has been involved in any crimes. If there is no negative history, the weapon is melted.
Hayward Police Department Gun Exchange
Saturday, October 30
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Parking Lot at Dixon Street and W. Tennyson Road
(South Hayward BART Station)