EPD will buy your guns for $100


Evanston police, in partnership with Moms Demand Action of Evanston, will be holding a Gun Buyback Event on June 9, at which they will buy your guns for $100 each, with no questions asked.

The event, designed to get guns safely off the streets of Evanston, will be held at the Christ Temple MB Church, located in the 1700 block of Simpson Street, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The weapons, which must be unloaded, complete, and operational, should be transported in a case, bag, box, or other supporting item, or in the trunk of a vehicle.

To participate, you must have  identification and be a resident of Evanston, Skokie, or the north side of Chicago.

Police contend that this event is a great opportunity for those at risk to surrender their firearms and make a positive step towards turning away from criminal activity. It also gives citizens a way to turn in unwanted firearms so they are not at risk for being stolen or misused. 

If you have questions, they invite you to call 3-1-1.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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