Gun “BuyBack” Program

Gun "BuyBack" Program

Gun “BuyBack” Program

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.

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