Police To Hold Gun Turn-In Event This Weekend


Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches..


First Deputy Supt. Alfonza Wysinger says anyone who turns in a real gun will get a $100 gift card. Replicas and BB guns are worth $10.

“No questions asked,” Wysinger said. “Just show up at the church, and hand over the weapons to the CPD officer that will be there, and get your $100 gift card. So we strongly suggest that people come out that have weapons lying around the house, or weapons, maybe, that they don’t necessarily want in their house. This is a chance to get some money for their weapon, and get another dangerous weapon on the street.”

The gun turn-in event, dubbed “Don’t Kill a Dream, Save a Life,” is on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:


United Church Of Rogers Park
1545 W. Morse Ave.

Uptown Baptist Church
1011 W. Wilson Ave.


Heritage International
Christian Church
5312 W. North Ave.

Truth And Deliverance International Ministries
5151 W. Madison St.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
2622 W. Jackson Blvd.

Corinthians Temple Cogic
4520 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago Islamic Center
3357 W. 63rd St.

Douglas Park Baptist Church
1840 S. Kedzie Ave.

St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic
2651 S. Central Park Ave.


Greater Harvest MB Church
5141 S. State St.

First Church of Deliverance
4315 S. Wabash Ave.

New Beginnings Church
6620 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
4543 S. Princeton Ave.

St. Sabina Church
1210 W. 78th Pl.

Trinity All Nations Church
9600 S. Vincennes Ave.

Bethlehem Star M.B. Church
9231 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Ave.

New Vision of Faith Ministries
447 W. 120th St.

Immaculate Conception Parish
2944 E. 88th Street

New Life Covenant Church
1021 E. 78th St.

Greater Salem Baptist Church
215 W. 71st St.

Liberation Christian Center
6810 S. Ashland Ave.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
6248 S. Stewart Ave.

Greater Institutional AME Church
7800 S. Indiana Ave.


5 Responses

  1. Stan Sikorski says:

    I’m all for getting guns out of the hands of criminals. Maybe the cops should turen theirs in, then the pre-owned amuricoons, then other crims. But those that are lawful have a GOD GIVEN RIGHT to own them, carry them, and use them when needed to protect life and limb.

    When anyone supports a polititian in this country thru monetary contribution or vote, and that pol introduces “laws” limiting guns in any way from law abiding volk, that pol should be thrown out in the least, or hung from a tree till dead at the most. I’m no religious nutcase, way far from it. But NO ONE comes between me and my right to own, carry, and use a firearm whether thru petty or harsh “gun laws”.

  2. Crystle says:

    Goodd catch Amicus!

  3. amicus curiae says:

    This is a chance to get some money for their weapon, and get another dangerous weapon on the street.”

    shouldnt that say OFF? the street:-)
    or is it just a freudian slip par excellence?

  4. The price for giving up the gun is way to,low

    • The Sleeper Has Awakened says:

      I completely agree. I have never understood these Gun Drives where people willingly give up their firearms and in doing so also get gouged on the market price of their gun.

      It’s just moronic on so many levels!

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