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Posted on: March 7, 2013

Gun Buy Back Event

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Fremont Police Department will be hosting a Gun Buy Back Event for residents of the Tri-City Area (Fremont, Newark, Union City.)

Saturday, March 16, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Fremont Fire Department Training Facility
7200 Stevenson Blvd.

This event has been made possible by a generous donation from a private benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous. Funds are limited to approximately $50,000, and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Only firearms in working condition will be accepted, and must be capable of firing a round via a center or rim fire cartridge i.e., no muzzleloaders, pellet, BB, squirt guns, etc. There will be a maximum of 10 guns per vehicle pay out. Cash will be paid out in the following amounts:

- $100: Non semi-automatic rifles (bolt action, pump action, break front, lever action, etc.,) semi-automatic .22 rifles, and shotguns.
- $200: Handguns, and semi-automatics center fire rifles.
- $300: Semi-automatic rifles or pistols in an “assault weapon configuration.” (As determined by event staff.)

All transactions will be anonymous, and on a no-questions-asked basis. Proof of residency in the Tri-City Area is required, but will NOT be recorded.

Although pay-outs are subject to funds on hand, firearms will still be accepted for destruction after the money allotted has been depleted. We will be unable to issue IOU’s.

All participants are asked to secure the firearm(s), unloaded (with the action open, if possible) in the trunk or cargo area of their vehicle. At no time shall a participant be required to handle the firearm, or exit their vehicle during the transaction. All participants must arrive in a vehicle. Walk-ups will NOT be allowed to participate.

Press/Media: PIO's will be available when the event begins and a press conference with Interim Chief Lucero is planned at the conclusion of the event. For further details regarding media access to the event, please contact PIO Geneva Bosques at or 510-790-6957.

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