A Gun Buyback Event Is Scheduled On July 30 In Spartanburg

On Saturday, July 30, the Spartanburg Police Department will hold a gun buyback program at Spartanburg City Hall, located at 145 West Broad Street, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The event will be a drive-through at Spartanburg City Hall’s lower level. Officers will exchange any functional handgun, rifle, or long gun for a $100 Visa gift card, and any functional high-powered gun for a $150 Visa gift card. A range master will be onsite to make sure the guns are operational.

The buyback program is a response to rising gun thefts, according to Police Chief Alonzo Thompson. Thompson said Spartanburg has received reports of 63 incidences involving a total of 71 stolen guns this year. 36 stolen were from cars that were left unlocked, while 5 were stolen from vehicles with reported damage.

“We just want the guns,” Thompson said. “This can be a life-saving event.” All guns turned in will be destroyed, he said.

The event, according to officials, is open to everyone in Spartanburg County, not just residents of the city.

Sharing is caring

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.