Events, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore County NAACP to fost first-ever firearm buyback event

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department and the NAACP, Baltimore County Chapter, in partnership with the Kingdom Worship Center and Brooks Clinton Funeral Service, will jointly host a firearm buyback event to keep unwanted firearms out of communities and to help prevent criminals from accessing these weapons.

The first-of-its-kind event in Baltimore County will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Drumcastle Government Center, located at 6401 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.

“The Baltimore County NAACP is dedicated to joining forces with the community to remove firearms and related firearm supplies. Working together, we can see the statistics and compare data to try to make improvements and to see the impact it has in our communities,” said NAACP Branch #7010 President Danita Tolson. “We want to work with other community partners, police, churches, and youth to reduce the firearms on the streets, reduce crime and save lives. We need everyone’s help to make the communities safer. Help us make the Baltimore region better and safer for all.”

The collection of firearms will be facilitated and managed by BCoPD. Recovered firearms will be collected by BCoPD, transported offsite, analyzed, and ultimately destroyed if found not to be connected to criminal activity.

All submissions of firearms will be recorded as anonymous.

Individuals will be able to exchange unwanted firearms for gift cards for the below amounts:

  • Full-Automatic Weapons: $200
  • Semi-Automatic Weapons: $150
  • Revolvers, Pump Action Weapons, or Bolt Action Weapons: $100
  • High-Capacity Magazines, Non-functioning Weapons, or Weapons without Serial Numbers: $50

Firearms should be brought unloaded.

For more information, community members may contact the Baltimore County Police Department Western Patrol Commander’s Office at 410-887-4695.

Additional information can be found in the flyer below.

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