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