‘Safer Environment for Us': Capt. on Gun Buyback

San Diego police held a gun buyback in Otay Mesa Saturday where they collected 22 handguns, 13 rifles, 14 shotguns and an assault rifle.

Owners who dropped off guns received a gift card worth $50 to $100.

"We're always worried about the number of guns that are out there and we come across gun situations every day,” Capt. Rudy Tai said. “So, if we can get a weapon off the streets, it creates a safer environment for us.”

This was the first buyback program held by the department’s southern division. Officers accepted the guns no questioned asked.

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