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Trade guns for gift cards

A no-questions-asked gun turn-in is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Lynwood Friends Church, 835 S.E. 162nd Ave.

"We are hoping to get illegal and unwanted guns out of the Rosewood area," said Jenny Glass, executive director of the Rosewood Initiative, one of many of the event's sponsors.

Each workable gun can be exchanged for a Fred Meyer gift certificate or a bank card in amounts ranging from $150 for an assault rifle to $100 for a handgun to $75 for a rifle or shotgun. Pellet or BB guns can be traded for a $10 gift card/bank card. Magazines or clips of 50 rounds or greater can fetch a $25 gift card/bank card.

Please ensure that all firearms are to be unloaded. If turning in old ammunition, please keep it in a separate container. No certificates are available for ammunition.

For more information, go to Ceasefire Oregon's website at ceasefireoregon.org or call the Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation at 503-220-1669.

Ceasefire is sponsoring the event in partnership with the Rosewood Initiative, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick, Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, the Portland Police Bureau, Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement and Multnomah County.




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