Mayor takes steps to get guns off the streets

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February 18, 2015

(West Palm Beach, FL) – West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio wants to take guns out of the hands of criminals, kids, and anyone else who shouldn’t have them.

During her weekly media briefing today, the Mayor announced a new gun buyback program in the city.

On Saturday, February 28th the city will offer up to $100 in gift cards for weapons turned in to the police department.

The program, which will be from 9am to 2pm at Union Missionary Baptist Church at 3900 Broadway, will allow anyone to anonymously turn in anything from a hand gun to an assault rifle.

Mayor Muoio says the city will offer $100 in gift cards for long guns (such as assault rifles, or other long guns), $75 for hand guns and $25 for non-functioning guns or ammunition.

“In the national news we’ve heard horrible stories about children who have gotten a hold of guns and injured or killed other children. This is really an effort to prevent those kinds of things from happening,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio.

The city is anticipating up to $30,000 worth of gift cards to be handed out during the event.