Stark County prosecutor, Canton police to host community gun buyback


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The Stark County Prosecutor’s office, in conjunction with the Canton Police Department will be hosting a community gun buyback on Saturday, May 15th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m at the Canton Civic Center (1101 Market Ave. N.)

The person dropping the guns off will receive a $100 Walmart gift card for operable firearms. No questions will be asked, no photos will be taken and no ID will be required, according to a press release.

“We have an obligation to this community to get guns off the streets,” said Stark County Prosecutor Kyle L. Stone. “This buyback is just one of the steps my office will be taking to make sure our community is a safer place for our families.”

All guns must be operable and unloaded when arriving. Guns must be transported in the trunk of the vehicle and everyone is to stay in their vehicle. A volunteer will collect the gun.

“One of the pillars of my campaign was unity,” said Stone. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with Chief Angelo and the Canton Police Department, Sheriff Maier and the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, and the many community partners, on this buyback, and further unifying our efforts with more organizations to make Stark County a safer place.”

Gift cards will be available on a first come, first serve basis. This open only to Stark County residents.

For more information, email [email protected]