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Trade in a gun, get up to $300 at ‘Gift Cards for Guns’ event on Saturday, April 1

April 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) – which contracts police services to the City of SeaTac – will unveil its new countywide ‘Gift Cards for Guns’ program at the Burien Precinct on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

This will be drive-through event that will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Gun owners can anonymously trade-in their firearms for Visa/Mastercard gift cards worth up to $300.

The program, which is funded by a $100,000 allotment granted by the King County Council in July 2022, aims to reduce the number of guns in circulation and promote public health and safety.

KCSO’s inaugural event will be hosted at the Southwest Precinct. The entrance will be at SW 149th Street and 8th Ave SW (map below), and participants should look for signs and deputies directing traffic.

Here’s what police will pay:

    • $0 (ZERO) for toy guns, BB/pellet guns, homemade firearms, non-firing objects that look like firearms, ammunition, magazines, firearm accessories
    • $25 for antique firearms, junk guns. inoperable firearms
    • $50 for muzzle-loading firearms manufactured after 1941
    • $100 for Revolvers
    • $100 for Shotguns / Rifles / .22LR
    • $200 for Pistols
    • $300 for AK-47, AR-15, and Machine Guns

Weapons must be UNLOADED with safety on, and In your trunk or rear area out of reach of any passengers in the vehicle.

If possible have them in a gun case or box that a Deputy can access and examine when you arrive.

More info at

This is anticipated to be the first of two events during 2023, with the second event slated to take place in North King County later this year.