Cedar Rapids raises funds for gun buyback
CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) — Police in Cedar Rapids want to remove guns from the street in hopes of reducing violent crime.
Gun owners who no longer want guns in their home may turn them in at designated locations this summer. Anyone turning in a gun will not be required to provide an identity or say where the gun came from.
Police will give out gift cards for each gun turned in. Funding for the gift cards comes from donations.
Police Chief Wayne Jerman encourages donations of cash, check or retail gift cards. He says dates will not be set for the gun buyback events until funds have been raised to support the program.
Last year 110 guns were recovered by police.