EPA Police To Buy Guns

Gun control program created when a two-year-old was killed.

The East Palo Alto Police Department will be buying back guns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5. 

The annual gun buy-back event started in 2009 when a 12-year-old boy found a rifle in a garage and accidentally shot and killed a two-year-old, according to EPA Police. 

A police spokesperson said officers will not be asking questions about the gun's origins. The first 100 people to bring their guns by will receive $100. 

Police ask that participants:

• Take all safety precautions when handling the guns

• Transport the guns unloaded in the trunk of their vehicles

• Stay in their vehicles until contacted by staff 


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