Chicago police collect 450 guns at turn-in events across city

CPD offered $100 gift cards in exchange for firearms

ByStephanie Wade WLS logo
Saturday, May 20, 2023
CPD offering $100 gift cards for guns at turn-in events across city
The Chicago Police Department is offering $100 gift cards for firearms at gun turn-in events across the city.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police hosted gun turn-in events on Saturday at five locations across the city, in an effort to reduce shootings.

They said it's a chance for people to do the right thing, and participants could surrender weapons with no questions asked. CPD said it collected 450 guns on Saturday.

The turn-in happened at five faith-based institutions. In return, they received a $100 gift card.

And, they received a $10 card for each BB, air gun or replica that's turned in.

All of the guns collected are then destroyed and never returned to the streets.

The turn-in events will take place at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Uptown Baptist Church at 1011 W. Wilson Ave.
  • New Life Covenant at 3400 W. Division St.
  • People's Church of the Harvest at 3570 W. 5th Ave.
  • House of Hope at 752 E. 114th St.
  • New Beginning Church at 6620 South King Drive