Fremont police is scheduled to host a gun buyback event Saturday, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said Thursday.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Fremont fire training facility, at 7200 Stevenson Blvd. Police said that no public funds are being spent. Anonymous donors have given $50,300 for police to spend on buying back the firearms and the event will continue until the cash is gone.
“It ends when the money runs out. We won’t be doing IOUs,” Bosques said. “If there’s no money left and people are still in line, they can either relinquish the weapon for free or they can take the weapon with them and wait for another buyback event.”
All guns received in the buyback eventually will be melted down and turned into industrial construction products, she said. All event participants must arrive in a vehicle; no walk-ups will be allowed, Bosques said.
Buyback prices will range from $100 to $300.
“The anonymous donor said we’d like to donate money if you do a gun buyback in an effort to take unwanted guns off the street, to prevent them from getting in the hands of people who would use them to conduct a crime,” Bosques said.