City of Gary to pay up to $100 to buy back weapons

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The city of Gary is offering gift cards worth $50 to $100 for guns as a way to try to prevent violence.

The Post-Tribune reports police officers will be at nine churches on Saturday giving out Wal-Mart gift cards. People bringing in handguns will receive $50 in gift cards. Shotguns are worth $75 and assault-type rifles are worth $100.

Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram says people will be allowed to turn in the weapons anonymously.

He says the buyback program isn't restricted to Gary residents. It runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT.

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