The East Palo Alto Police Department will be buying back guns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5 at East Palo Alto City Hall.
The annual gun buy-back event started in 2009 when a 12-year-old boy found a rifle in a garage and accidentally shot and killed a two-year-old, according to EPA Police.
A police spokesperson said officers will not be asking questions about the gun's origins. The first 100 people to bring their guns by will receive $100.
Police ask that participants:
• Take all safety precautions when handling the guns
• Transport the guns unloaded in the trunk of their vehicles
• Stay in their vehicles until contacted by staff
The collection will be held on the 2nd Floor of the City Hall, which is located at 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303.