Fulton County gun iron pour

From left, Lt. Chuck Martin, metal artist Patrick Toups, Capt. Dan Cochran, pub owner Michael Jakob and Deputy Brandon Lewis select the most suitable firearms collected during the buyback to be used during an iron pour event.

The East Point Police Department and the city of East Point are hosting their annual Gun Buyback event on Oct 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Point Police Precinct at 3645 Marketplace Blvd, Suite 110. They are encouraging the community to turn in their guns in exchange for gift cards. There is a no questions asked policy during this event, meaning any gun will be accepted without penalty.

According to the police department, non-working guns can be exchanged for a $25 gift card; handguns can be exchanged for a $50 gift card; and rifles and shotguns can be exchanged for a $75 gift card. There is a two weapon limit per person.

Last year, 115 guns were purchased which resulted in a total gift card value of $11,500.

For more information, visit www.eastpointcity.org

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