Lemont Residents Invited to Dispose of Unwanted Guns at Buy Back Event

The South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police is hosting a Gun Buy Back Program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at three Cook County police stations.

Lemont residents are invited to participate Saturday in a Gun Buy Back Program hosted by the South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police.

Three southern Cook County police departments—Calumet City, Chicago Heights and Midlothian—will accept unwanted firearms from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will also provide boxes to accept prescription drugs, for disposal by the Illinois State Police.

The SSACOP will pay $100 cash in exchange for each firearm, with a maximum of $200 paid to any one person, regardless of the number of guns turned in.

Firearms will must be unloaded and transported in the trunk of the vehicle or inaccessible area of a van or pickup truck, according to instructions issued by police. Participants should enter the secure turn-in site without the firearms so that police officers can accompany them to their cars to retrieve the guns.

Gun Buy Back Sites

Editor’s note: The above information was provided by the Lemont Police Department.

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Edward Andrysiak November 16, 2012 at 03:51 PM
This can be construed as an outrage. First they should enforce the laws we have and it isn't against the law to own a gun. However, it's the "unwanted" part of this offer that bothers me. Why? Because it could find widows turning in guns which have great value for a measley hundred bucks. To be fair the Police Chiefs should have an appraiser at each site and give the "donor" some idea of value and the option to keep or sell to a collector. Do you really think that any gun with any value gets destroyed? I wish I could build my collection on a hundred bucks a gun. What a treasure hunt. Chicago politics has finally come to the burbs.
Dan November 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM
That was heavy man, bravo


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