UPDATED: Mayor Cantrell Announces Gun Buyback Day

UPDATE: The buyback has ended. You can see more details here.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced that she will be holding a gun buyback day next week, on Saturday, Jan. 19th.

The administration is offering $500 in cash for any working firearm, including rifles, pistols, and shotguns, “no questions asked at all.”

The event will be held at New Hope Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents who need one can also receive a gun lock for safety and storage.

“This is our city,” said Cantrell, “and public safety is a public health issue. Let’s move our city forward together. Let’s get the guns off the streets.”



Jenn Bentley is a writer and editor originally from Cadiz, Kentucky. Her writing has been featured in publications such as The Examiner, The High Tech Society, FansShare, Yahoo News, and others. When she’s not writing or editing, Jenn spends her time raising money for Extra Life and advocating for autism awareness.


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