San Francisco’s New Gun Buy-Back Event
Mayor London Breed Announces Gun Buy-Back Event
Mayor Breed, San Francisco Police Department, and United Playaz will host a gun buy-back event in SoMa, this Saturday, December 12th from 8:00am until 12:00pm
Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), United Playaz, George Floyd’s family member and friend, and anti-gun violence advocates today held a press conference to promote the United Playaz Gun Buy-back event this Saturday, December 12th.
The gun buy-back event provides a place for people to turn in their weapons, no questions asked, and get guns off the streets and out of communities.
Gun Buy-Back Event
United Playaz – 1038 Howard St., San Francisco, CA
Saturday, December 12, 2020
8:00am – 12:00pm
The gun buy-back event will be set-up to comply with COVID-19 health requirements. Participants will remain in their personal vehicles as they drop-off the guns, and United Playaz will ensure there is adequate space for walk-up participants to maintain at least six feet of distance from others. Face coverings will be required, and United Playaz will have personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer available for participants and volunteers.
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and United Playaz typically host gun buyback events twice per year. Following collection of the firearms, they are melted down and the parts are recycled to create jewelry and other goods that are sold to finance future gun buy-back events. United Playaz is a violence prevention and youth development organization that has worked in San Francisco for over 20 years.
The Gun Buy-Back program has operated since 2014 and has collected nearly 2,000 guns. People can turn in their guns in exchange for $100 for a handgun and $200 for assault weapons. Funding for the gun buy-back was provided by philanthropic donations and a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development.