May 10, 2013 09:55On Saturday May 11, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be a gun turn-in event held at the Lynwood Friends Church, located at 835 Southeast 162nd Avenue in the Centennial neighborhood.
This event is a partnership between the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation, the Portland Police Bureau, Mayor Charlie Hales, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Multnomah County, and the Rosewood Initiative.
All guns, operable or inoperable, will be accepted at the turn-in with no questions asked.
Participants will receive a Safeway or Fred Meyer gift card for each working gun, with a limit of three gift cards per person.
The gift cards will be awarded as follows:
Assault weapons: $150
Rifles and shotguns: $75
Magazines--capacity 50 and above: $25
Pellet and BB guns: $10
Please make sure that all firearms are unloaded before bringing them to the event. If participants are turning in old ammunition, please make sure it is in a separate container (no certificates for ammunition).
For additional information, please contact the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation at (503) 220-1669 or visit http://www.ceasefireoregon.org/coef/turnin.html
Sgt. Pete Simpson