Thursday, September 14, 2006

MPDC's 16 September 'GUN-BUY-BACK'

Between August 1999 and December 2000, the MPDC conducted three separate gun buy-backs, in which more than 6,200 firearms were recovered. Through the first eight months of this year, the MPDC had already recovered 1,616 firearms, a 3 percent increase from the same period of 2005.

With funding provided by the DC Council and support from ROOT Inc and the DC Chapter of NOBLE the Metropolitan Police Department is conducting a gun buy-back on Saturday, 16 September 2006.

The gun buy-back will take place on September 16, 2006, from 9 am to 7 pm, at three locations: First District Station, 415 4th St., SW; Sixth District Station, 100 42nd St., NE, and Seventh District Station, 2455 Alabama Ave., SE.

Only residents of the District of Columbia, as well as Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland, and Arlington County and the city of Alexandria in Virginia, are eligible to participate in the program. All participants must display proof that they reside in one of the eligible jurisdictions. Absolutely no payments will be made to gun dealers from any jurisdiction.

Payments will be based on the type and operational condition of the weapon surrendered, as follows:
$100 for assault-style rifles and automatic/semi-automatic pistols
$50 for revolvers, Derringers, rifles and shotguns
$10 for air/BB/pellet guns
No payments will be made for firearms that are inoperable. Payments will be limited to no more than 10 weapons per individual.

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