Everett Police to hold ‘Guns for Gift Cards’ in December

Nov 30, 2022, 4:59 PM | Updated: 5:18 pm

Police stepping up patrols after Everett shootings. (Photo from KIRO 7)

(Photo from KIRO 7)

In an effort to take unwanted guns off the streets, Everett Police are holding their first “Guns for Gift Cards” in a few weeks.

Residents of Everett and Snohomish County will be able to exchange eligible guns for prepaid VISA gift cards Saturday, Dec. 17.

Everett residents can bring their guns to the South Precinct located at 1121 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, WA from 10 a.m. until noon. Those who live in Snohomish County have a noon-2 p.m. window.

The “Guns for Gift Cards” event is the first of its kind by the Everett Police.

You must have proof of residency in Everett or Snohomish County.

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All firearms must be unloaded, with the safety on and secured in the trunk. Officers at the event will open the trunk or locked area with the owner’s permission and remove the firearms.

Residents from the City of Everett and Snohomish County are welcome to participate. Residents from other jurisdictions are welcome to turn in their unwanted firearms, but will not receive a gift card.

Gift cards will be handed out as follows:

$25: Inoperable firearms/Receivers

$100: Rifles*/Shotguns

$200: Handguns

$300: AR-15/AK-47/Machine guns


Residents will generally be limited to submitting 10 eligible firearms in exchange for gift cards; however, onsite staff has the discretion to increase or decrease that limit based on the firearms being turned in, the amount of participation from the public, and the overall desire to safely dispose of unwanted firearms.

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