What does Gunbuyback.org do with unwanted firearms?

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If firearms are deemed to be unsafe, they will be disassembled, deactivated, and rendered inoperable. The firearms are then destroyed using methods such as shredding, melting, or crushing.

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If a firearm is deemed suitable and safe for use by law enforcement or following an evaluation by our firearms experts, it can be legally sold and transferred to compliant parties. The availability of such firearms will be in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

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If you have a firearm with historical or sentimental value, we may facilitate its preservation. Collectible firearms are safely stored and observed by compliant parties in accordance with ATF guidelines.

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To encourage participation, our gun buyback program offers a Certified Buyback Payment incentive in the form of a cash payment.

By participating in a gun buyback program contribute to a safer community.