Marketing & Communications - Feb. 14, 2014
The Winston-Salem Police Department is soliciting private contributions from individuals and businesses for its upcoming gun buy-back program.
The City Council has designated $10,000 in police forfeiture funds for the program, and wants to raise $10,000 in matching funds from the community. All contributions are fully tax-deductible within state and federal limitations.
Donations may be made with Visa, MasterCard and Discover online at www.CityofWS.org/gunbuyback. For donations by check, make the check payable to "City of Winston-Salem" and mail it to: Gun Buy-Back Program, City of Winston-Salem, P.O. Box 2756, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. Please write “gun buy-back” on the memo line of the check.
Under the buy-back program, citizens turning in firearms will be paid $150 for assault weapons, $100 for handguns, and $75 for rifles and shotguns. Pellet guns, BB guns and ammunition will also be accepted, but without compensation.
Two buy-back events will be held, one March 15 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, and another April 12 at First Waughtown Baptist Church, 838 Moravia St.
More information about the gun buy-back program is posted online.