Austin Police to offer gun surrender event

Talk 1370 Newsroom
January 24, 2020 - 2:37 pm

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AUSTIN ( -- Austin Police will be offering the community the opportunity to dispose of any unwanted guns next week.

Officers will accept guns, no questions asked, between 3 and 8 p.m. next Tuesday at the Central East Substation at 812 Springdale Road.

If you have a gun that you would like to surrender, police ask that you follow these instructions to participate:

  • Unload the gun, and put the gun and ammunition in separate bags
  • DO NOT walk into the substation with a visible gun or ammunition - leave it in your vehicle
  • Tell an officer you are there to turn in a gun, and they will safely retrieve it

The department will also be holding future events about once a quarter. If you can't make one of the quarterly events, you can also call 3-1-1 and request an officer come to you.

More details on the program are available on the city's website.

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