DETROIT (WWJ) – In an effort to combat violence in Detroit, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit is teaming up with police to take dangerous weapons off the street through a no-questions-asked gun buyback program.

Citizens are encouraged to bring guns to St. Cecilia Catholic Church, located at 10400 Stoepel Street (near Livernois and Grand River), on Thursday, Aug. 30 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Gun buyback guidelines:

  1. Turn in unloaded weapons
  2. This will be on a first come, first serve basis
  3. No questions will be asked
  4. Up to $50 will be paid for an operational weapon
  5. Up to $100 will be paid for two or more operational weapons
  6. Up to $100 may be paid for assault weapons (limit of $200)
  7. Up to $25 will be paid for long guns
  8. Up to $25 will be paid for non-operational weapon
  9. Cash will be distributed at the church upon turn-in of weapons

The Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit will also be on hand, offering free vehicle etching to deter theft. The vehicle owner must have the proper vehicle documentation to qualify, such as the vehicle registration, title or certificate of insurance.

For more information, contact the Detroit Police Department’s community services at 313-224-3945.


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