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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.

Saturday, April 12, 2014, is the next scheduled gun buy-back day.

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 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.

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