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Update 6/12/2023:

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On June 10, 2023, the Long Beach Police Department hosted a Gun Buy Back event at MacArthur Park where community members were able to turn in their firearm(s) to receive a gift card. The event was sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office.

All firearms were turned in on a voluntary and anonymous basis. Through this event, firearms surrendered were as follows:

  • 115 handguns, two of which were ghost guns
  • 100 rifles
  • 42 shotguns
  • 7 assault rifles
  • 29 non-functioning firearms
  • 293 total firearms

Original Release 5/3/23:

2023 Gun Buy Back

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The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is hosting a Gun Buy Back event on June 10, 2023, where community members can turn in their firearm(s) to receive a gift card. The event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office.

Gift cards will be valued as follows: $50 for non-functioning firearms; $100 for handguns, rifles, and shotguns; $200 for assault rifles. The value of homemade firearms, such as 3D-printed firearms, will be determined at the event.

“Once again, I am pleased to be partnering with the county on this upcoming Gun Buy Back,”, said LBPD Chief Wally Hebeish. This Gun Buy Back operation is a good opportunity for members of our community to turn in firearms safely.”

In response to an increase in violent crime in the City of Long Beach, the LBPD has taken a multi-faceted approach to reduce gun violence in our community. This effort includes the creation of the Coordinated Response Team, ongoing efforts to seize firearms from prohibited possessors, and using a data-driven approach to strategically deploy resources in affected areas.

This Gun Buy Back event is another effort by the Police Department to reduce the number of guns in the community by giving residents an opportunity to surrender their guns anonymously. Through hosting this event and providing incentive for our community members to surrender their firearms, the Department will eliminate the chance of these firearms being stolen, ending up in the hands of prohibited possessors, and being used unlawfully.

“We know that guns are the problem," said Supervisor Janice Hahn. "This is part of a series of gun buybacks I am organizing with law enforcement agencies across my district to give residents an opportunity to get guns out of their homes and help make their community safer."

Residents will drive to and enter the event with the unloaded firearm(s) in their vehicle’s trunk. Detectives will recover the firearm from the trunk of the vehicle while the resident remains in the car. Residents will then receive their gift card(s). All firearms will be placed under the possession of the Department’s Forensics Science Services Division.

Event Details

Date: June 10, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: MacArthur Park, 1321 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA

Contact: For questions regarding the event, contact Media Relations at (562) 570-5273 or LBPDMediaRelations@longbeach.gov.