Dallas City Councilman Jesse Moreno will be hosting a gun buyback program for the city of Dallas this Saturday.  

The announcement posted on X states that the program is to “help constituents safely dispose of unwanted firearms in the district.” The district will buy the guns off of constituents and turn them over to police who will dispose of them. 

“In light of recent incidents, I’m hopeful that events like this will improve our community’s sense of security,” wrote Moreno.

Moreno is working with the support of the office of U.S. Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D–TX), the Dallas City Marshal’s Office, Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown, and Dallas County Constable Michael Orozco.

According to the event flyer, individuals turning in unwanted firearms will receive a gift card: $100 for handguns—both working and non-working—and $200 for rifles and semi-automatic firearms. 

Moreover, the flyer states that no information will be taken other than a signature, the gift card serial number, and the serial number from the firearm. 

“City-sponsored gun buybacks are merely a smokescreen that pretends to address safety, but in reality, they undermine the rights of law-abiding citizens while doing nothing to disarm criminals,” said Chris McNutt, president of Texas Gun Rights. “Liberty should never be traded for false security.”

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.