The Burbank Police Department revealed on Thursday that the city’s second gun buyback event, held on Dec. 9, resulted in the collection of 72 weapons.
The drive-thru event provided city of Burbank residents with an opportunity to anonymously relinquish their unwanted guns without having to show any identification and with “no questions asked” in exchange for gift cards.
The goal of the event was to reduce the availability of unwanted firearms in the community, offering residents a safe and anonymous way to dispose of their guns.
Participants received a $100 pre-paid gift card to Walmart for each handgun, rifle or shotgun, and a $200 gift card for each assault weapon that is classified as such by the state of California.
The event yielded 39 handguns, 23 rifles, six shotguns and four assault weapons.
Weapons collected were verified to determine if they had been reported as lost or stolen, and if applicable, will be returned to their legal owners, BPD said.
All other firearms will be destroyed in compliance with California state law.
“The Burbank Police Department would like to thank everyone who participated for making this a successful event,” BPD said in a statement.
First published in the December 16 print issue of the Burbank Leader.