Seattle gun buyback program offering Amazon gift cards
SEATTLE (AP) -- Turn in a handgun in Seattle and pick up a $100 gift card for online shopping at Amazon.com.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and other community leaders announced the gun buyback program Tuesday to reduce firearms in the community.
Amazon is kicking in $30,000 to start the program and the Seattle Police Foundation is adding $25,000. Pemco and other businesses also are contributing to push the total over $70,000.
The first buyback will be Jan. 26 under an Interstate 5 viaduct in downtown Seattle. Others are planned.
Handguns, rifles and shotguns are worth a $100 gift card. Guns classified as assault weapons are worth $200.
Participants need not worry about being accused. Police say they won't take photos or record license plates. No ballistics tests will be conducted on the weapons.