BOSTON (AP) — Boston, Worcester and several other communities are holding gun buyback programs this weekend in an effort to get guns off the streets and reduce violent crime.
In Boston, people who bring a gun to any one of six locations around the city will get a $100 gift card on Saturday, police said.READ MORE: Ice Safety: What You Should Be Looking Out For
The process is anonymous and no questions are asked. The drop-off locations are St. Peter’s Church in Dorchester; Maverick Landing Community Center in East Boston; Sacred Heart Church in Roslindale; McCormack Housing Development in South Boston; Salvation Army in the South End; and St. Mary of the Angels Church in Roxbury.
Worcester and several other central Massachusetts police departments will give out grocery gift cards worth $25 for rifles, $50 for handguns and $75 for automatic or semi-automatic guns on Saturday.READ MORE: Man Can't Get Heart Transplant Because He's Not Vaccinated Against COVID
Firearms must be unloaded and wrapped in a plastic or paper bag. No gun registrations are required and police will not ask for names.
Police in Auburn, Barre, Dudley, Fitchburg, Leominster, Northborough, Northbridge, and Spencer are also participating.MORE NEWS: I-Team: Surveillance Photo Shows Suspect In Deadly Shooting At South Shore Plaza
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