Cleveland police hold annual gun buyback

Posted at 11:09 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 23:09:48-05

Cleveland police are holding an annual gun buyback on Sunday.

The buyback will take place at the Third District Headquarters on Chester Avenue between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday. The weapon must be unloaded in a clear plastic bag and transported in a secondary container. The police advise transporting the unloaded bagged weapon in the trunk of your vehicle. 

Police say that ammunition should be packed separately and that non-semi-automatic rifles and shotguns can be turned in but no incentive will be given for the weapons. 

After a Cleveland police officer inspects the weapon is operable, a $100 gift card for either gas or food will be given for a handgun and $200 for a semi-automatic rifle.