For release on November 23, 2016   CONTACT:
Johnny Gogo, Deputy District Attorney
Community Prosecution Unit
(408) 792-2632     DA PARTNERS WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS FOR ANNUAL SJPD GUN BUYBACK     The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is joining other community leaders next week to support the San Jose Police Department’s Annual Gun Buyback. The series of buybacks has collected about 2,300 unwanted weapons.   Those who turn in a firearm will receive a Target gift card. A $100 card will be given for handguns, rifles, and shotguns and a $200 card will be given for assault weapons. No questions asked.   The buybacks are intended to lower the odds that the weapons will end up in the hands of a child, a gang member, or a robber.   “Every unwanted gun has the tragic potential to be used in a shooting (accidental or intentional), a robbery or a homicide,” DA Rosen said. “Hopefully we can collect a few hundred more on Saturday, December 3.”   This program is a partnership among San Jose City Council Office District 2, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, San Jose Police Department, Office of Santa Clara County District 1, and Office of California Assembly District 29.   What:     2016 San Jose Police Department Gun Buy Back When:    Saturday, December 3, 2016
               9am – 1pm
               
Where:  San Jose Police Department Training Substation
              6087 Great Oaks Parkway
              San Jose, CA   Weapons must be functional. Guns collected will be checked for lost or stolen status, and if applicable, will be returned to their legal owners. All other firearms will be destroyed. Please transport UNLOADED weapons in the trunk of your car. No walk-ups. No ammunition. Funds are limited. We reserve the right to limit funds to an individual, regardless of the number of weapons surrendered.   Funding for this event is raised from public and private donors. Tax-deductible donated funds are held by the San Jose Police Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) account. Community members who would like to sponsor this event can go to www.sanjosepolicefoundation.org   Flyers:   English   Spanish   Vietnamese     # # #  

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