A no-questions-asked California gun amnesty that offered free fuel coupons in exchange for firearms ran out of coupons in just 45 minutes.
Sacramento police said they received 134 guns from more than 100 people in their gas for guns buyback, including an assault weapon and various illegal firearms.
Although Saturday’s event was scheduled to last five hours, officials ran out of $50 gas gift cards after just 45 minutes and had to finish the buyback an hour early, according to the local TV news station KTXL.
The Sacramento Police Department presented the event as an opportunity to get rid of unwanted firearms “no questions asked, no ID required,” requesting only that the guns be unloaded and stored securely in their cars.
Some people also turned in components for so-called “ghost guns,” which are home-assembled firearms that authorities can’t trace because they don’t have serial numbers, which have been blamed for numerous shootings in the Golden State.
“Among other reasons, community members most commonly cited a lack of experience or knowledge of firearms, a lack of knowledge of firearm legality, or the inability to store firearms safely as the top reasons for participating in the exchange,” Sacramento Das shared the police department with.
Police Chief Kathy Lester added: “We will continue to use innovative ideas to increase the safety of our community. I firmly believe that preventing violent crime is a shared responsibility, and today’s overwhelming community involvement is a testament to the success we can achieve together.”
The average gasoline price in California hit $6 a gallon last week as US sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine continued to spill over into global oil and gas markets.
The average price of gasoline in the US was $4.59 on Sunday, the highest on record according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), with California the most expensive state.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/sacramento-guns-buyback-incentives-b2084857.html Sacramento Gas for Guns Buyback is out of incentive due to massive demand within 45 minutes