South County Gun Buyback Event

Individuals will receive cash for each functional firearm that is surrendered
Click HERE for a Press Release about the South County Gun Buyback

UPDATE December 15, 2022 - Buyback Details

289 firearms, including 12 assault weapons, were collected at the South County Gun Buyback Event on December 10, 2022 collected  

A total of $31,100 was spent in acquisition of these firearms. Additionally, 215 Resource Bags (including gun locks) were handed out, and 91 attendees completed the survey. 

Survey highlight - Most people said they turned in their firearms because they no longer used it, belonged to family member who passed away, or they felt it posed a safety risk.

More data will be posted when available

Join us in Morgan Hill on Saturday, December 10, 2022 for our South County Gun & Firearms Buyback Event

In partnership with the District Attorney’s Office and the Morgan Hill Police Department & Gilroy Police Department, the County of Santa Clara is hosting a Gun Buyback Event on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center, 16500 Condit Road.

Turn In Unwanted Weapons Anonymously, Receive $ Cash - No Questions Asked

Buyback Event details:
$100 for handguns, rifles, and shotguns;
$200 for ghost guns and assault weapons.

Firearms must be functional. Limit 5 firearms per person.

Please remain INSIDE of your vehicle. No ammunition is allowed.

NOTEAll guns must be unloaded and transported in the trunk of your car. You must remain in your car. No ammunition is allowed. Funds are limited and subject to availability. Buybacks are first-come, first-served. We reserve the right to limit the amount of cash an individual can receive regardless of the amount of firearms surrendered. Weapons must be functional to receive full buyback.


People may anonymously hand in unwanted guns and firearms and receive cash in return. No questions will be asked about who owns the guns or where they came from. Buybacks are intended to prevent unwanted or unneeded weapons from causing harm or committing acts of violence.


If you know someone who may be a danger to themselves, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. For information on gun safety, visit the County Behavioral Health Services Gun Safety webpage.  

If you would like to learn more about the Gun Violence Restraining Order law, visit the Speak for Safety website

if you would like more information about the impacts of gun violence on our community, visit our safety and violence prevention website.

Event is made possible through partnership of the following agencies:

Morgan Hill Police Department
Gilroy Police Department
Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services
Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee, District 3
Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, District 1
South County Youth Task Force
Morgan Hill Community Law Enforcement Foundation
County of Santa Clara


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