APD to provide ‘no questions asked’ gun surrender program today

Austin

(KXAN/Phil Prazan)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department held the first event of its new gun surrender program on Tuesday.

From 3-8 p.m., people were able go to the Robert T. Martinez Central East Substation on 812 Springdale Road and return any unwanted firearm and ammunition with no questions asked.

The program has three more dates in 2020 and one in 2021, APD says.

Those dates are:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 28
  • Tuesday, April 28
  • Tuesday, July 28
  • Tuesday, October 27
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021

People that bring guns and ammo to the event are asked to do the following:

  • Unload the gun
  • Put the gun and ammo in separate bags
  • Leave the gun or ammo in your car, preferably in the trunk or back seat, or in the bag if you’re on foot
  • Tell an officer you are there to turn in a gun, and they’ll safely retrieve it

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