Submitted by the City of Evanston
The Evanston Police Department will partner with the Evanston Community Foundation and Mount Zion Baptist Church to host a gun buyback event. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1113 Clark St. in Evanston.
With community safety being the goal and priority, the gun buyback event allows residents to turn in unwanted guns. An unwanted gun is at an increased risk of being stolen and used illegally. It is also an opportunity for at-risk community members to turn in guns and turn away from criminal activity. This event is amnesty-based, which means no arrest will be made for those turning in guns.
The event is open to residents of Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette and the northside of Chicago. Residents must show an ID at the door.
- Weapons should be UNLOADED and transported in a case, box, bag or vehicle trunk.
- This event is first come, first served.
- Compensation is $125 per gun and $30 for ammunition and bb guns.
Guns that are turned in will be destroyed in accordance with local and federal guidelines.