PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The first gun buyback of the year in Philadelphia was held last Friday. Philadelphia police say 37 handguns and 12 rifles--none of which were stolen--were turned in.
Last summer, Yoni Nadav and his family were terrorized by gunmen in New York.
"Somebody has to do something and hopefully other people will start to do something," he said.
Partnering with Philadelphia police he opened up his property at Broad and York for Philly's first gun buyback of 2018.
"We're not only combating gun violence but thwarting the availability of guns," Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew said.
According to Captain Kinebrew, about 680 guns were reported stolen during crimes like robbery, burglary or theft. On Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. anyone can drop off any gun--no questions asked and get a $75 gift card to Nadav's clothing boutique next door.
Police say many of people who come out are legal gun owners who just want to get rid of firearms.
"Because you don't want a gun that you're not using or you don't need to be present in your home or car and heaven forbid you become a victim and somebody take that gun," Captain Kinebrew said.