WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dozens of guns are off the streets after the Winston-Salem Police Department hosted a gun buyback program on Saturday.
Officers said the response of the program was overwhelming. It was Winston-Salem’s first event of its kind in several years.
Police said they saw people turn in various types of weapons including pistols, shotguns, rifles and some assault weapons.
The idea of the program is to give people an incentive to turn in their guns before they have the chance to fall into the wrong hands.
The city’s next gun buyback program is planned for April 12 at Waughtown Baptist Church at 1538 Waughtown St.