By SDCN Editor
Encinitas, CA–The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Sunday morning teamed up with its law enforcement and community partners to help get unwanted weapons off the streets through a Guns for Gift Cards event in North County.
A total of 162 unwanted firearms were turned in by the public at MiraCosta College located in the 3300 block of Manchester Avenue in Encinitas.
Individuals received a $100 gift card for handguns, rifles, and shotguns or a $200 gift card for assault weapons.
All weapons collected will be processed. Any firearms coming back as being involved in a crime will be followed up with the appropriate law enforcement agency. If any guns are found to be stolen, the original owners will be contacted.
All remaining weapons will be destroyed in accordance with the law.