- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Fayetteville police are working with local pastors to hold the city’s first gun buyback after a rash of fatal shootings.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1xxFWaM) the event will be held Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church.

Police will be on hand to direct residents and determine if the firearm is a functioning weapon. Police ask residents to remain in their vehicles during the exchange.

Those who turn in guns will receive a gift, with the amount based on the type of gun. Those surrendering an assault-style weapon or handgun will get a $200 Visa prepaid gift card. Rifles and shotguns will receive a $150 gift card. BB and pellet guns won’t be accepted.

The police and ministers have raised about $30,000 for the gift cards.

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