APD, Crime Stoppers to hold gun buy-back program and phone bank to address gun violence

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – As part of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s plan to address gun violence within the city, the Albuquerque Police Department is launching a gun buy-back program.

This one-day event will allow residents to turn over their guns to authorities, no questions asked. Event organizers will offer $75 for handguns, shotguns and rifles and $100 for assault rifles.

Those wishing to participate in the buy-back program will be required to transport the unloaded weapons in the trunk of their vehicle. The weapons must be operational. No ammunition is allowed inside the guns.

Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers will also be raising money from the community to help pay for the guns. Donations can be made to Crime Stoppers by calling 843-STOP.

In partnership with KRQE News 13, a phone bank will also be held June 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Those who wish to donate can do so by calling 1-877-718-7400.

The gun buy back will take place July 13, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Community Center. For more information on the phone bank and gun buy-back, click here.

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