On June 10, the city of Houston and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis hosted the city's fourth gun buyback event at NRG Park, collecting more than 1,400 guns over the course of the four-hour event.

For those who exchanged guns during the event, event organizers provided gift cards of the following amounts:
  • $50 for nonfunctioning firearms
  • $100 for rifles or shotguns
  • $150 for handguns
  • $200 for semi-automatic rifles
The background

Houston's gun buyback initiatives are part of One Safe Houston, a $53 million program aimed at reducing crime in the city.

By the numbers

According to the Houston Police Department, 1,446 guns were collected in four hours.
  • 275 revolvers
  • 490 semi-automatic handguns
  • 228 shotguns
  • 265 hunting rifles
  • 188 semi-automatic rifles
One more thing

The gun buyback event was attended by Mayor Sylvester Turner; Ellis; Houston police Chief Troy Finner; Martha Castex-Tatum, Houston vice mayor pro tem; and U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-Houston.