First Seattle gun buyback event gets under way today
SEATTLE — Seattle and King County will buy handguns, rifles, assault weapons and more on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The buyback will take place under Interstate 5 on 7th Avenue in downtown Seattle between James and Cherry.
Gun owners will get a $100 Amazon gift card for most guns and $200 for assault rifles.
Gift cards will also be handed out for any high-capacity magazines that are turned in.
All guns have to be intact and working.
The event was funded by donations from Amazon, as well as Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll’s community outreach program ‘A Better Seattle’, which donated $10,000.