San Antonio to hold first ever-gun buyback this Sunday

The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Alamodome's Parking Lot B.

click to enlarge The voluntary buyback will take place at the Alamodome from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. - Shutterstock / 4kclips
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The voluntary buyback will take place at the Alamodome from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
San Antonio's first gun buyback program is coming to the Alamodome this Sunday.

Between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday, those looking to get rid of unwanted firearms can turn in as many as 20 in exchange for H-E-B gift cards at the Alamodome's Lot B. Participants will receive a $50 gift card for every homemade or non-functioning weapon, $150 for a rifle or shotgun, $200 for a handgun and $300 for a semiautomatic weapon.

District 9 Councilman John Courage initiated the voluntary program, which is funded through $175,000 in donations. Of that sum, $100,000 came from discretionary council district funds.

Those participating in the buyback should put the unwanted firearms in the trunk or rear of their vehicles with the safety engaged. San Antonio police officers will  remove the weapons and exchange them for gift cards.

Additional details are available online.

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Michael Karlis

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