Kirkland Police Department to Host ‘Guns for Gift Cards’ Exchange

Published on June 09, 2022

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Media Contact:
Sue Romero
Public Information Officer
(425) 587-3017


KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kirkland Police Department (KPD) will host a ‘Guns for Gift Cards’ exchange on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. as part of KPD’s ongoing efforts to reduce gun violence and unwanted firearms in our community.

“Kirkland experienced six gun-related suicides since 2020.  Encouraging community members to voluntarily relinquish ownership of unwanted guns is one step we can take to help reduce the likelihood of accidental injuries and suicides by firearms,” said Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold.

No registration is required. Proof of Kirkland residency, such as a utility bill, is required to participate. Police staff will only visually review an address to confirm Kirkland residency. Participant identity is otherwise anonymous, as personnel will not log any identifying information.

KPD’s Guns for Gift Cards exchange will occur at the Kirkland Justice Center (KJC), located at 11750 NE 118th Street in Kirkland. Please note there are security cameras at the KJC for public safety.

Participants are asked to bring unloaded guns they wish to trade in for Visa gift cards and to follow these rules:

  • Stay in your vehicle when you arrive at the KJC
  • Gun(s) must be unloaded
  • Gun(s) must be in the trunk or backseat of your vehicle, or otherwise out of reach

Depending on the type of gun(s) relinquished, participants may receive gift cards worth $25.00 to $250.00.

For more information about Guns for Gift Cards, see the Kirkland Police Department webpage.