Great response to today’s event. We had no idea the number of people who would show up to turn in their unwanted guns in exchange for gift cards. The response was so great in fact, that we ended up shutting down early just to ensure we had enough gift cards for everyone that attended!
We appreciate everyone’s patience with today’s event. This is the first time the Department and the City of Seattle has had such an event in over 20 years. Over the weekend, we will tally up the total number of weapons turned in and gift cards distributed, and the Mayor’s Office will announce the total on Monday morning.