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Chesapeake gun buy-backs may offer gift cards

August 15, 2008 | Virginia News

In a second community meeting called since two young men were shot to death July 1, Police Chief Kelvin Wright made good on a promise to explore a gun buy-back program in Chesapeake.

The department is looking to partner with major retailers to provide gift cards in exchange for the weapons this fall, Wright told an audience of nearly 300 who filled pews at Bethany Baptist Church in South Norfolk on Thursday night. If that doesn't happen, the chief said, money would be available to move forward with the program anyway. External Link to Article