For turning in hand guns, shot guns and rifles, participants received a $50 Walmart gift card. Assault weapons got participants a $100 gift card.
Gary police said they collected a total of 68 weapons. Of the 68 collected, 51 were handguns. Twelve rifles, four shotguns and an assault rifle were also turned in.
The buy-back program hours were scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at multiple locations: Grace United, Beyond 4 Walls Christian Center, New Beginnings Fellowship, Trinity Missionary Baptist and Pilgrim Baptist churches.