City leaders plan local gun buy back event - Tucson News Now

City leaders plan local gun buy back event

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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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