Boston Gun Buyback

Fri, 02 Dec 2022


The 2022 Guns for Gift Cards Program asks you to turn in your gun and receive a $100.00 gift card.

This program will take place beginning December 17, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at various designated drop-off sites throughout the city.

If you do not wish to deliver the firearm to a designated site and would like to arrange for a private exchange, call 1-617-343-4827 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. 

The following procedure MUST be followed in order to receive amnesty for possession of a gun, and to receive a gift certificate. If the protocol is followed, the person dropping off the firearm will not be prosecuted for unlawful possession of that specific firearm.

Turn-In Procedure

  1. Gun must be delivered unloaded.
  2. Gun must be put in a clear plastic bag, and put into another container (gym bag, backpack etc.).
  3. If depositing ammunition in addition to a gun, ammunition must be delivered in a separate bag.
  4. If transporting the gun by car, gun must be transported in the trunk of the car.
  5. After the gun is screened by officers, and determined to be a working firearm, a gift card will be given.
  6. Rifles and Shotguns will be accepted, however no incentive will be issued.