From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — In an effort to fight against gun violence occurring in the city, the Birmingham Police Department will be holding a “no questions asked” gun buyback event this Saturday.
The department, according to an announcement on Monday, is partnering with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated to host the Spring Gun Buyback, which will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at First Ebenezer Baptist Church Fellowship House in Birmingham.
Guns will be collected from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. During this event there will be “NO QUESTIONS ASKED,” according to BPD. Anyone turning in a firearm will not be questioned or documented. The weapons will be turned in and secured by the department’s rang staff to assure safety.
Community members turning over guns will be awarded a Walmart gift card for taking an initiative to combat gun violence. Gift cards will be provided on a scale based on the type of firearm turned in.
First Ebenezer Baptist Church Fellowship House is located at 420 Graymont Avenue North in Birmingham.