Over 200 firearms relinquished in Guns for Gift Cards event

EVERETT, Wash., December 17, 2022—On Saturday, December 17, the Everett Police Department held its first Guns for Gift Cards drive-thru event at the South Precinct giving residents the opportunity to relinquish unwanted firearms. Everett Police exchanged an incredible 241 firearms for VISA gift cards valued up to $300 (totaled $25,000).

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The goal of the event was to reduce the possibility of an unwanted firearm being used in a tragic accident, suicide, or possibly stolen and used in a violent crime. Just last week, there were at least six known incidents involving the discharge of a firearm of with one person was killed. The results of the Guns for Gift Cards event are as follows:

  • Handguns-123
  • Long guns-109
  • ARs / AKs-9

Everett Police will destroy firearms that are not stolen or used in any crimes, according to a report by MyEverettNews.

” If the weapon is stolen or determined to have been used in the commission of a crime, the firearm will be impounded as evidence and not destroyed unless and until its evidentiary value has dissipated,” EPD said to MyEverettNews. “Participants who submit a firearm that is determined to be stolen or related to
criminal activity may be properly investigated for their role in any criminal activity related to the firearm.”

The Everett Police Department would like to thank our community for a successful event.

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Firearms collected from the Guns for Gift Cards event by the Everett Police Department. Photo courtesy of Everett Police Facebook page.
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Firearms collected from the Guns for Gift Cards event by the Everett Police Department. Photo courtesy of Everett Police Facebook page.

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