On Saturday, Jan. 12, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that she will be holding a gun buyback day next week, on Saturday, Jan. 19th.
The administration is offering $500 in cash for any working firearm, including rifles, pistols, and shotguns, “no questions asked at all.”
The event will be held at New Hope Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents who need one can also receive a gun lock for safety and storage.
“This is our city,” said Cantrell, “and public safety is a public health issue. Let’s move our city forward together. Let’s get the guns off the streets.”
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