NO QUESTIONS ASKED GUN TURN-IN – NEWPORT, OR on JANUARY 17, 2015

“No Questions Asked” GUN TURN-IN on January 17, 2015

co-sponsored by

NEWPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT

and

CENTRAL COAST CEASEFIRE OREGON 

An Opportunity to Receive a $175 Fred Meyer Gift Card,

Avoid an Unexpected Tragedy, and Show Support for Victims of Gun Violence.

On January 17, 2015 from 10 am to 2 pm, people may turn in unwanted firearms at a Gun Turn-In being held at the Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Hwy, Police Department Entrance. 

Fred Meyer Gift Cards will be available for working order guns (limit 3 gift cards per person, but more than 3 guns will be accepted). All firearms must be unloaded and transported in the trunk of your car or comparably secured in your pickup truck. No questions asked.

$175 Assault or assault-like rifle

$125             Handgun

$  75  Long guns, such as rifles or shotguns

$  25  High capacity magazine

$     5  Pellet or BB guns (Arctic Circle Gift Car

All weapons collected are removed from circulation and melted down. The Newport Police Department will donate unique or antique weapons to an appropriate historical museum.

For more information about the Unwanted Gun Turn-In, contact Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon at centralcoastceasefire@gmail.com

For more information about the Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon chapter, see https://www.facebook.com/centralcoastceasefire

ADDENDUM (message from Ceasefire):  “Just to clarify, this is not about someone taking guns from anyone involuntarily. The co-sponsors are providing a community service. The voluntary Turn-In of Unwanted Firearms is intended to help people who have guns, but no longer want them for whatever reason. (No Questions Asked.) Participants who choose to turn in their guns, rather than sell them privately, want the to gun be melted down and permanently removed from circulation.

To support this decision, our local Central Coast Ceasefire Oregon chapter has purchased Gift Cards for participants. No Gift Cards were donated. In the future, we would prefer to work with local merchants who are willing to match the value of Gift Cards we purchase. We would also welcome more co-sponsors. That is the spirit of community this event is intended to encourage.”

2 thoughts on “NO QUESTIONS ASKED GUN TURN-IN – NEWPORT, OR on JANUARY 17, 2015

  1. It is so ignorant of the people/police/sponsors of Newport, to put on this type of attempted good will gesture.
    In the back of your mind, I hope you realize this is only an attempt to bandage the serious problem.
    Enjoy your day in the spotlight.

    • What if some of the guns being turned in are stolen, or were used in a crime, or both? Anyone checking on this? People melting down the guns could be destroying evidence. This is like an invitation to commit a crime with a gun then turn the gun in and get cash. I do not understand your thinking…or lack thereof.

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