Baltimore County Gun Buyback Event Receives "Overwhelming Response"


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County's firearm buyback event on Saturday elicited an "overwhelming response," attracting gun owners from across the county looking to make some extra cash for their unwanted firearms.

The Baltimore County Police Department partnered with several community groups to host the event at the Drumcastle Government Center (6401 York Road).

Residents lined up to anonymously trade guns for up to $200 in gift cards. The event was so popular that the line eventually wrapped around the parking lot, with at least 100 cars attending the event throughout the day.

The goal was to reduce the number of guns on the street while providing residents fair compensation for their weapons.


CBS News spoke to Yong Park, one of the event attendees. He said that "It's a deal I just can't just let go."

According to the Baltimore County Police Department, plans to hold more buyback events are in the works.

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