Gun Buy Back Program A Great Success

The Port Huron Police Department’s “Gun Buy Back” sponsored by the James C. Acheson Foundation on Saturday, April 6th, was a great success, according to Captain Marcy Kuehn.  The Port Huron Police Department took in 15 sawed off shotguns, 18 rifles and 29 handguns – one of which had the serial number scratched off.  Also collected were several non-functioning firearms and several thousand rounds of ammunition and black powder to be destroyed.  At noon the police department had run out of the $5,000 cash provided for the event, but the James C. Acheson Foundation advised they would support additional funding.  Officers made personal withdrawal at their ATM’s to continue to pay for the guns. A majority of the citizens advised they had inherited guns or held onto guns they didn’t feel safe owning and wanted them destroyed so they didn’t get in the wrong hands. In total, $9,310.00 was given out to area residents .All firearms collected from this event will be disposed of and not re-sold or retained.