Santa Clara County is planning a second gun buyback event this Saturday, following a highly successful buyback on March 2 that netted more than 1,100 firearms.
Solano County’s first countywide gun buyback program Saturday collected 344 weapons including a military rocket launcher.
Solano County law enforcement agencies are holding a gun buyback between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo.
An anonymous private benefactor has donated $50,000 for a gun buyback event for residents in Fremont, Newark, and Union City hosted by Fremont police next weekend.
The police chief of a Northern California beach town wants the city to ban gun shows and tighten zoning rules for weapons dealers.
Santa Clara County has unveiled plans for what officials hope will be the largest gun buyback event held so far in the Bay Area.
People who received vouchers instead of cash during Marin County’s gun buyback event last month can redeem them Feb. 15, according to the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities in Marin took in several dozen guns over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – even though the gun owners received nothing in return for their participation in the county’s latest gun surrender program, which took place Monday at the Mill Valley Police Department.
Marin County’s gun buyback program has become a victim of its own success.
Gun buyback events in San Francisco and Oakland proved to be more popular than originally planned, netting more than 600 guns over the weekend at $200 a piece.