Winston-Salem Holds Second Gun Buy Back

Winston-Salem, N.C. -- The city of Winston-Salem had their second gun buy-back event of the year on Saturday morning.

The event was scheduled to begin at 9 am, but there were so many people in line, they started the event early at 8:30 am. Sellers started showing up around 6 am.

The city wound up buying over 100 firearms. They bought 60 handguns, 49 long guns, and 2 assault rifles.

The city had $10,000 to spend, and within an hour, they had spent it all. Sellers were told they could still donate their guns if they wanted to.

WFMY News 2 was told that once the guns are in possession, they are run through the police data bases. Any gun that comes back as stolen is returned to its owner. If a gun comes back as being used in an unsolved crime, a case is opened to help find the suspect. After that, process, all the guns are properly destroyed.

Anyone who sold or donated their gun did not have to give any personal information.


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