Baltimore gun buyback program nets 500+ guns
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Monday at the Shake and Bake along Pennsylvania Avenue, the Baltimore City Police Department kicks off their 'Gun Buyback' Program.
Police were accepting any firearm or high-capacity magazines.
Police said they took in 538 guns by 5:30 p.m.
Twenty-five dollars for rifle magazines that carry more than 10 rounds, one-hundred dollars for revolvers, pump and bolt action weapons, two-hundred dollars for semi-automatic weapons and five-hundred dollars for full-auto weapons.
The Mayor and Police Commissioner say the gun buyback program is another tool in the waged war against violent crime some research shows gun buyback programs are not effective in reducing violent crime in urban settings.
Mayor Pugh told FOX45, "Our point here is, there are guns on the streets of our city. We are signaling folks out there, we don’t care if its grandpa's gun or your gun, we want it."
If you couldn't make it to Monday's buyback there are two more on the calendar, click here for information.