COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- The city of Columbus will hold a gun buy-back program next week at four locations across the city.
Columbus police are partnering with community and faith-based organizations to have people voluntarily surrender their weapons without any questions being asked.
Beginning Monday, February 25, people can bring their weapons to Sims Scott Park, Townsend Community Center, East Columbus Gym, or the parking lot of Walmart.
The program will offer $20 for b-b guns and air pistols, $100 for handguns, $200 for rifles and shotguns, and $300 for assault weapons.
Authorities say there is no limit to the amount of handguns someone may turn in, but they do reserve the right to limit the number of gift cards or cash an individual can receive.
The locations will remain open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day through Wednesday, February 27.
Columbus city leaders say once a gun is traded in, it is the property of the police department.
They will check the weapons to see if they are lost or stolen, and will work to return them to the rightful owners.
Chief Selvain McQueen says the program is open to people who live outside the city.