GPD to buy community firearms Saturday

Gainesville Police Department building
Gainesville Police Department building
Seth Johnson

The Gainesville Police Department (GPD) will hold a gun buy from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.  

The event will take place at Upper Ministries located at 3575 NE 15th Street.  

GPD officers will hand out gift cards for up to $300 per gun with a limit of two firearms per vehicle. The price per firearm will be set by GPD’s gun assessor.  

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The buyback forms one of several events forming the Gainesville U.N.I.T.E.D. Against Gun Violence. Find more details at  

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Like a lot of good that does.


I can’t think of a better way for the city to spend my hard-earned money than to encourage criminals to steal guns and sell the worst ones to GPD 🙄


From the description, does that mean that cheap guns are safer than expensive guns? Why else would the be ‘assessing’ the value? Maybe it hurts less if you’re killed with a cheap gun.


Thanks GPD for starting to address gun violence in our community