Gun buy back events planned this weekend

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Two metro Atlanta communities are taking steps to get guns off of the streets.

On Saturday, the City of South Fulton will host its inaugural Anonymous Gun Buyback.

“In our new city that has been one of the biggest outcries from our residents is they need to feel safe,” says Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs.

The city will trade gift cards for guns. Those who turn in a handgun, shotgun, or rifle will receive a $100 gift card for each. The turning in of guns will take place with no questions asked.

“What we want to do is try to get those weapons out of the hands of our young children in the streets,” says Police Chief Keith Meadows. “We want to do everything we can possible to try to target those random weapons that are being circulated throughout our community.”

Chief Meadows says the effort is just the beginning.

“We have 200 gangs that we're tracking, not just in the City of South Fulton, but in the region,” Meadows told FOX's Kerry Charles. “[We're] making sure we're engaging our borders and other jurisdictions in a meaningful way as well.”

Saturday's event takes place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at City Hall located at 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd SW.

A similar event will take place in East Point. That community's buyback is this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Camp Creek Marketplace. Gift cards, for as much as $150, will be given. Again, no questions will be asked.