The Columbus Office of Violence Prevention, in partnership with the Columbus Division of Police, will host a gun buyback drive-thru event on Saturday, September 30, from 10AM-1PM in the parking lot at Trinity Baptist Church (461 St. Clair Ave). Submissions will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and completely anonymous; no IDs are required to turn in a firearm.
Gift cards of up to $750.00 will be given in exchange for handguns, assault rifles, non-assault rifles and shotguns based on the type and condition of each firearm. All other firearms, including replica, antique, and non-working guns, will also be accepted and eligible for ONE $25 gift card regardless of the number or condition of the firearms turned in.
Participants are also expected to observe the following precautions:
- Drivers should arrive with the gun(s) placed in the trunk of the vehicle and follow all local laws during transport.
- Guns must be unloaded and preferably placed in a bag or a box.
- Ammunition should be separated from the gun.
For more information, call the Office of Violence Prevention at 614-645-9583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.