Gun Buyback Effort Nets 157 Guns In San Francisco Via Crowdfunding

Last month we brought you the story of, an organization that planned to use crowdfunding in an effort to hold gun buyback programs. The organization currently has an active Indiegogo campaign that is seeking $20,000 via flexible funding. It has raised over $14,000 with 20 days to go. The campaign is also a verified nonprofit campaign, so contributions are tax deductible.

GunByGun recently held a gun buyback in San Francisco that netted $157 firearms. The program promised $100 for any firearm and $200 for assault weapons, no questions asked. As long as the gun was in working order it could be exchanged for cash.

In an article by, 58 year old Karl Davis explains why he chose to turn in four firearms despite being an advocate of the Second Amendment. “At night, I’ve had this thought – someone could break in my house and steal it. Now I can go home and have peace of mind.”

Those that turned in firearms received their share of $15,500 in funding for the day.

h/t SFGate

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