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Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

In an effort to create safer communities by taking guns that are no longer wanted off the streets, the City of Eureka is hosting a gun buyback on Sunday, December 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka.

During the gun buyback event, individuals can anonymously turn in firearms in exchange for Visa gift cards. $50 for rifles and shotguns and $100 for handguns and assault weapons. Firearms must be functional to be eligible for gift card. Limit three gift cards per individual.

Unloaded firearms should be transported in a locked container or vehicle trunk and remain in the vehicle until instructed by gun buyback staff. Identification is not required and no questions will be asked. After the event, collected guns will be checked for lost or stolen status and returned to the legal owner as appropriate. All other firearms will be destroyed.

This gun buyback event is intended to promote responsible, safe, and secure gun ownership. The goal is to remove unwanted guns that could potentially get into the hands of criminals. Free gun locks are available during business hours at the Eureka Police Department and will also be available during the buyback event.