Chicago Police offer $100 for guns at Saturday turn-in event on West Side

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Chicago police on Saturday are holding a “no questions asked” gun turn-in event at a church in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Residents who turn in a firearm will receive a $100 Visa gift card, police said. Replica weapons can be exchanged for a $10 Visa gift card.

The event, held at the Friendship Baptist Church at 5200 W. Jackson Blvd., lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., police said.

Police held a gun turn-in event last month and collected more than 100 weapons.