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Four long guns and 15 handguns are now in the hands of police instead of civilians as a result of Saturday’s gun buyback.
For four hours on Dec. 5 – noon to 4 p.m. – the Evanston Police Department held an amnesty gun buyback Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church located at 1711 Simpson St. Weapons were traded in for $100, with no arrests made. Two air rifles and some ammunition were also brought to the buyback.
In a press release, the Evanston Police Department recognized the efforts of Carolyn Murray, who implemented the gun buyback program here in 2012, and volunteers from the Evanston Community Foundation and thanked those who turned in their guns. The guns turned in will be destroyed in accordance with local and federal guidelines.