A gun “buyback” program is a program instituted to purchase privately owned firearms not wanted by gun owners anymore. A “reward” is usually paid through a pre-paid card for these firearms.
The goal, when purchasing is done by the San Juan Police Department, is to reduce the number of firearms owned by civilians, and provide a process whereby civilians can sell their privately owned firearms to the government without risk of prosecution.
The police department then destroys the weapons at a destruction facility. The police department does not re-sell any of the weapons seized, confiscated or purchased through this program.
Police ChiefJuan Gonzalez
FBI National Academy Graduate
Master Peace Officer
Certified Public Manager
N.T.O.A. Command College GraduateExecutive Board Member for the Texas Police Chiefs Association
Executive Board Member for the Rio Grande Valley Law Enforcement Police Chief's Coalition
Regional Commander For L.E.E.R.R.T.
T.P.C.A. Region 12 Director