Jul. 27, 2022

Houston and Harris county leadership holding Gun buy back event .

Mayor Sylvester Turner, Commissioner Rodney Ellis and the Houston Police Department (HPD) will hold a gun buyback event this Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Ave. This event is free and open to the public.

The gun buyback program will allow people to exchange firearms for gift cards and is part of the One Safe Houston initiative that Mayor Sylvester Turner launched in February.

With no questions asked, people who turn in their guns will receive a $50 gift card for every non-functioning gun, $100 for a rifle, $150 for a handgun, and $200 for an assault rifle. All firearms must be unloaded and inside the vehicle’s trunk.

The Gun Buyback program is voluntary and anonymous. If a surrendered gun has been reported stolen, police will make every effort to return it to the registered owner.

For more information on the Gun Buyback program, please see the flier below and visit https://www.houstontx.gov/onesafehouston/gun-buyback.html.