The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is hosting a Gun Buy Back event on Sep. 10, 2022, where community members can turn in their firearm(s) to receive a gift card. The event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office
Gift cards will be valued as follows: $50 for non-functioning firearms; $100 for handguns, rifles, and shotguns; $200 for assault rifles.The value of homemade firearms, such as 3D-printed firearms, will be determined at the event.
“As part of our priority to reduce violent crime, I am pleased to announce that the Long Beach Police Department will be partnering with Supervisor Janice Hahn on this upcoming Gun Buy Back operation”, said LBPD Chief Wally Hebeish.“The Gun Buy Back operation will provide a safe environment for individuals to turn in firearms and contribute to improving public safety in our community.”
In response to an increase in violent crime in the City of Long Beach, the LBPD has taken a multi-faceted approach to reduce gun violence in our community. This effort includes the creation of the Coordinated Response Team, ongoing efforts to seize firearms from prohibited possessors, and using a data-driven approach to strategically deploy resources in affected areas.
This Gun Buy Back event is another effort by the Police Department to reduce the number of guns in the community by giving residents an opportunity to surrender their guns anonymously. Through hosting this event and providing incentive for our community members to surrender their firearms, the Department will eliminate the chance of these firearms being stolen, ending up in the hands of prohibited possessors, and being used unlawfully.
“This is an opportunity to turn in firearms, anonymously, with no questions asked,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn.“Fewer guns mean safer neighborhoods. Our LBPD partners and I look forward to welcoming community members who are ready to help make their communities safer places to live.”
Residents will drive to and enter the event with the unloaded firearm(s) in their vehicle’s trunk. Detectives will recover the firearm from the trunk of the vehicle while the resident remains in the car. Residents will then receive their gift card(s). All firearms will be placed under the possession of the Department’s Forensics Science Services Division.
Date: Sep. 10, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Ramona Park, 3301 E. 65th Street, Long Beach, CA
Contact: For questions regarding the event, contact Media Relations at (562) 570-5273 or [email protected]