Countywide Gun Buy Back Program

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–On Saturday, June 1, 2013, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with Barstow, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino and Upland Police Departments will be participating in the first countywide Gun Buy Back Program.

The countywide Gun Buyback Program will reward voluntary surrender of firearms, while engaging our communities towards a common goal of reducing gun violence.  It is an anonymous process in which individuals can surrender their weapons, no questions asked.

Weapons should be unloaded and transported in the trunk or rear area of the vehicle.  There is no limit to the amount of firearms that can be turned in by individuals.  Persons will be given a $50.00 gift card for inoperable weapons; up to $100.00 in gift cards for hand guns, shotguns and rifles; and up to $200.00 in gift cards for assault weapons (as classified in the State of California).  All gift cards will be for Stater Bros. Markets throughout the county.

Once a firearm is surrendered to the Gun Buy Back Program it becomes property of the law enforcement agency and will not be returned.

Funding for this program was provided by California State, Proposition 30 – Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012

The participating sites are listed below:

Barstow Police Department                           Redlands Police Department

Cora Harper Community Center                    Stater Bros. Market – parking lot

841 Barstow Road, Barstow                          11 E. Colton Avenue, Redlands

Chino, Montclair, Ontario and                       San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept

Upland Police Departments                           Stater Bros. Market – parking lot

Stater Bros. Market – parking lot                   15235 Hook Blvd, Victorville

919 N. Mountain Avenue, Upland

Colton, Fontana and                                       San Bernardino Police Department

Rialto Police Departments                              Stater Bros. Market – parking lot

Stater Bros. Market – parking lot                   444 E. Baseline, San Bernardino

571 E. Foothill Boulevard, Rialto

If you have any questions, contact the Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division at (909) 387-3700.

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

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