WEST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Gift cards were handed out in exchange for firearms Saturday.
The 12th and 18th Philadelphia Police Districts hosted a “no questions asked” gun buyback event at the 800 block of South 57th Street.
In exchange for various firearms, VISA gift cards, gift cards for sporting goods and Fresh Grocer gift cards were given.
Officials reported 215 handguns and 65 long guns were turned into authorities.
The 12th/18th District gun buy back was a great success. 215 andguns, and 65 long guns. That's 280 total.We can't thank everyone who turned in a firearm enough. We also want to thank our media partners for getting the word out.This would not have been such a success without you pic.twitter.com/gEWX5NSwPn— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) June 30, 2018