SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Working with the Mayor’s Violence Prevention Bureau and the San Francisco Police Department, United Playaz hosted a gun buyback event today.
United Playaz is a San Francisco-based violence prevention and youth development organization.
The anonymous part is key here, and that’s mostly why the event has been so successful in the past that people showed up and surrendered hundreds of guns and assault rifles.
Rudy Corpuz, the founder of United Playaz, says: “Today we are saving lives. We must eliminate pointless gun violence. That’s why we’re here today. I am not against the second amendment, but I am definitely against pointless gun violence.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, staff were using PPE and the public was asked to wear face covers when dealing with staff.
A waiting area with “socially distant chairs” was also available for people who “go” to the construction site.
The guns will be handed in anonymously this morning at the gun buyback event here at 1038 Howard Street. You can stop by from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. pic.twitter.com/yYC0pCmGFP
– Reyna Harvey (@ReynaHarveyB) December 12, 2020