Reminder – Everett Police Guns For Gift Cards Event Happening This Sunday August 13th

August 8, 2023

Police Blotter

Guns for gift cards

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We mentioned it last month but here’s reminder that the police department in Everett, Washington will exchange guns for gift cards this Sunday at the former Wal-Mart at 11400 and Evergreen Way in south Everett. Here is what you need to know.

The Everett Police Department will host its second Guns for Gift Cards exchange on Sunday, August 13th, 2023 at the old Wal-Mart parking lot at 11400 Evergreen Way from 10am-2pm, with Everett residents having priority from 10am-12pm. This year’s event will have improved traffic flow control and additional personnel to process the exchanges, resulting in less wait time for participants. We also have twice ($50,000) the amount of gift cards for firearm exchanges.

The buyback program provides residents of Everett and Snohomish County with a voluntary option to legally dispose of unwanted firearms in exchange for pre-paid VISA gift cards.

The Guns for Gift Cards exchange is one part of a broader strategy in EPD’s efforts to reduce gun violence in our community. Each relinquished firearm lessens the chance it may fall into the wrong hands and be used in a gun-related crime or suicide.

During the first Guns for Gift Cards exchange in December 2022, the Everett Police Department had 241 firearms turned in!

Guns collected

Handguns-123

Long guns-109

ARs / AKs-9

$25,000 in gift cards were exchanged.

Click here for a list of Frequently asked questions and the rules for the exchange.



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