Navigate Up
Menu + Public Affairs
Home > Media Advisories

Santa Clara County to Hold Second Gun Buy Back on March 23 at Reid-Hillview Airport

Turn in Your Guns. Receive Cash. No Questions Asked.
Don’t miss the second Santa Clara County Anonymous Gun Buy Back event on March 23 at Reid-Hillview Airport to receive cash for guns with no questions asked.  

 The event, offering as much as $50,000, will provide up to $100 for each handgun, shotgun and rifle, and up to $200 for each assault weapon as classified in the State of California. Funds are limited and the amount of cash an individual can receive may be limited, regardless of the amount of firearms surrendered.
More information is available at or by calling 408-808-4401.
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose.
(Participants should use the Ocala Avenue entrance, west of Capitol Expressway)
Note: Guns will not be accepted from individuals who arrive on foot or any other mode of transit besides a car or truck.
The second Gun Buy Back event is sponsored by County of Santa Clara Supervisor Dave Cortese, Sheriff Laurie Smith, and District Attorney Jeff Rosen.
The gun buy back, which has been a part of Unity Day activities for three years, will be followed by a peace walk at 11 a.m., a resource fair and free food and entertainment from noon to 2 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church, 2040 Nassau Drive, San Jose.  For more information about Unity Day, contact Supervisor Cortese’s Office at 408-299-5030.
Gun Buy Back Instructions and Information for Participants:
·         Participants should enter Reid-Hillview Airport, by car or truck only, through the Ocala Avenue entrance.
·         Guns will not be accepted from individuals who arrive on foot or any other mode of transit besides a car or truck.
·         All firearms should be stored safely in the trunk of the car or in the bed of the truck. Ensure that they are not loaded.
·         Do not touch or handle your firearms once you have arrived at the entrance to Reid-Hillview Airport. Open up your trunk or truck bed and allow Sheriff’s Deputies to handle the firearms you wish to turn in.
·         Gun dealers will not be allowed to participate.
·         The event will be staffed by armed Sheriff’s Deputies to ensure the safety of everyone present.
·         If some participants arrive in their cars before 8 a.m., we ask that they patiently wait for their turn and turn off their car to prevent idling if wait times become long.
·         Once a firearm is given up it cannot be returned.
·         For more information, visit or call 408.808.4401.
# # #
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Laurel Anderson, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119;
Michelle Pelayo-Osorio, Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese, 408-299-5030; Sergeant Jose Cardoza, Sheriff’s Office, (408) 808-4905
Posted: March 15, 2013