Gun violence prevention group holds gun buyback event


SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE)– In Santa Fe, people with extra guns lying around had a chance to transform them.

Saturday law enforcement as well as New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence held a gun buyback where working and non-working guns could be exchanged for gift cards.

Those giving their guns up received $150 for semi-automatic high capacity rifles, $75 for semi-automatic handguns and $50 for long guns and pistols.

The guns purchased weren’t just taken to the landfill though, they’re being turned into gardening tools and given to welding students to turn into art. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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