SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – On Saturday the Spartanburg Police Department collected 128 firearms from residents who did not want them any more.
The department conducted a gun buyback program on Saturday, offering gun owners $100 for functioning hand guns and $150 to residents who parted with “high-powered firearms.” All told, $12,850 was paid out to gun owners.
Residents who wanted to sell their firearms were able to do so via a drive-thru at Spartanburg City Hall.
Firearms collected in the buyback will be sent to GunBusters, a weapons disposal company, for destruction. GunBusters will take and destroy the weapons at no cost to the city.