Tucson city council member Steve Kozachik is following the lead of municipalities across the country and planning a local gun buy back event. The program is in response to the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
Kozachik says the event, which is still unscheduled, will give citizens a safe, no-questions-asked opportunity to turn in weapons they do not want or feel uncomfortable having.
The council member is still seeking sponsors. The plan is to offer gift cards ranging from $25-$100 dollars per gun. Then the Tucson Police Department will seize the weapons and possibly destroy them at a later date.
Kozachik is seeking financial support from the National Rifle Association. No word yet on their response to this proposal.
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