Turn in an Unwanted Firearm … Get a Gift Card … NO QUESTIONS ASKED
On Saturday, January 17 from 10 am-2 pm at the north entrance to Newport City Hall, anyone can turn in an unwanted firearm. They won’t ask your name or the reason why you’re turning it it. Just drop it off – don’t say a word – get your gift card and then leave. No Questions Asked.
This event is co-sponsored by the Newport Police Department and the Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon chapter.
Firearms must be unloaded, and in working order. They should be transported in the trunk of your car or comparably secured in your pickup. The Newport Police Department will determine whether the firearm is in working order.
All weapons are removed from circulation and melted down. Antique or unique weapons will be donated by the NPD to an appropriate historical museum.
Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon is providing Fred Meyer Gift Cards in the amount of $175 for an assault or assault-like rifle, $125 for a handgun, $75 for a rifle or shotgun, and $25 for a high capacity magazine. Arctic Circle Restaurant Gift Cards of $5 for pellet or BB gun. Although multiple guns can be turn in, Gift Cards are only available for three firearms.
Since 1994, Ceasefire Oregon has conducted turn-ins of unwanted guns, collecting over 8,300 firearms.
When does a gun become “unwanted” and why would someone voluntarily give up a gun? Here are some reasons why to give them up:
* Young, lively, curious children are at your home.
* Someone in your family or a friend or neighbor is suffering from depression.
* The firearm cannot be properly stored.
* You inherited the gun.
* You no longer hunt.
* An earlier occupant of the house left the gun.
* You can’t guarantee that someone else won’t get the gun.
Regardless of the reason, if your gun is “unwanted” and you want to ensure that it is permanently removed from circulation, bring it to the Gun Turn-In on January 17, 10AM – 2PM at the north entrance to Newport City Hall.
Steering Committee Member
Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon