DETROIT (AP) — The Wayne County sheriff’s office is working to get guns off the streets to decrease shootings.

A gun buyback program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove AME Church in Detroit.

The Caliber Collection and Caliber Foundation are working with the sheriff’s office on the event. A $50 gift card will be exchanged for each unloaded gun turned in.

Sheriff Benny Napoleon says gun buyback programs “are effective because they allow people to get rid of weapons in their homes they don’t want around.”

Portions of the weapons collected will be melted down and molded into jewelry and other forms of artwork. The Caliber Collection donates some of its profits to police gun buyback programs.

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