The King County Sheriff’s Office collected nearly 300 firearms at its ‘Gift Cards for Guns’ program at the Burien Police Precinct on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

The drive-through event ran from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and allowed gun owners to anonymously trade-in firearms for Visa/Mastercard gift cards worth up to $300.

Police said that the total number firearms traded in was 287, for a total cash value giveaway of $36,525, including:

  • 11 AR-15/AK-47
  • 68 Pistols
  • 46 Revolvers
  • 70 Shotguns
  • 75 Rifles (not AR-15)
  • 8 Muzzle loading
  • 7 Antiques
  • 2 Other

“As your Sheriff, I am committed to doing everything I can to reduce gun violence in King County,” Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall said. “The Gift Cards for Guns program is an important step in making our communities safer through a simple, voluntary process. I’m proud to support it.”

The program, which is funded by a $100,000 allotment granted by the King County Council in July 2022, aims to reduce the number of guns in circulation and promote public health and safety.

A second event is slated to take place in North King County later this year.

Below are photos from the event – click arrows to view slideshow:

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office.

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