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It is a terrible reality that guns continue to proliferate in Marin County* and can be used in homicides, crimes and suicide. As a community, we want to do all that we can to provide the opportunity to remove unwanted guns from our homes. One of those actions is a Gun Buy Back event which is being co-organized by Marin County DA’s office, Marin County Sheriff, San Rafael PD and SR Mayor Kate Colin and Fairfax Mayor Stephanie Hellman. Gun buyback events were held in Marin in 2013 and 2016 although there have been more recent events held in San Francisco.
The event will be on June 4, 2022 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Marin County Sheriff's Office (1600 Los Gamos Road, San Rafael). The event will offer $100 for handguns, rifles, and shotguns, and $200 for assault weapons. Firearms must be functional. Limit 3 firearms per person. Drive-up only, firearm unloaded in trunk. Boxed ammunition will also be accepted for disposal, but not buyback.
Organizers are accepting donations from organizations and the general public. The City of San Rafael is managing the fund and to participate, please send checks to: City of San Rafael, 1400 Fifth Street, Attn: Finance Rm 204, San Rafael 94901. Specify that the donation is for “Gun Buy Back”. Donations are tax deductible (City EIN number is 94-6000424) and organizers are hopeful that with the participation of many people in our community, enough funds will be raised to have a successful event.
Questions? Call (415) 485-3070 or email Mayor Kate Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org.