NOPD gun buyback event set for Saturday

Los Angeles Gun Buyback

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The New Orleans Police Department will host a gun buyback event Saturday in which residents can sell their guns to NOPD.

According to NOPD, $100 gift cards will be given for each working and unloaded handgun, shotgun and rifle, while $200 gift cards will be given for each assault weapon.

The buyback takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, 1738 L.B. Landry Drive.

The event is an effort by NOPD, the sheriff’s office, lawmakers and businesses to remove firearms from the streets and in turn reduce gun violence.

For more information on this event, call 504-658-1034.