How it Works

We provide local volunteers with a turnkey system—including technical tools, resources, and expertise—to organize a community-led, community-funded gun buyback in their city.   

1. Organize

 

2. Crowdfunding Campaign

 

3. Guns are removed

         
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We want to empower people to make a tangible impact on gun violence in their community. Our campaigns are led by coalitions of local volunteers who want to take action on gun violence. Join one of our active campaigns, or help launch one in your city.

  We work with you to raise funds for a gun buyback in your city through our crowdfunding platform. Anyone can donate, and all funds raised go directly toward removing guns from your community.   We partner with your local law enforcement to operate a gun buyback that follows best practices. Anyone in the community can turn in a gun—no questions asked. All guns collected are safely destroyed.

 

The result: Safer communities

 

Our numbers to date

safer_cmmties.pngYou have the power to decrease the likelihood of gun violence in your community by removing dangerous and illegal guns from circulation. 

Decades of empirical data suggest that every 1% reduction in the rate of gun ownership translates to a 0.9% decrease in the rate of gun deaths in a community.

Our apolitical and market-based approach enables immediate results, and creates a new opportunity to forge coalitions and build awareness of gun violence.

 

5 successful campaigns
cities
$90,000+ raised
880 individual donors
1,900 guns removed from circulation
1,000 homes gun-free

 

Get Involved

We need the help of people on the ground to organize their community, build coalitions with stakeholders, and create local awareness of the campaign. Join us, and together let's take action on gun violence in your community: 

Launch Gun by Gun in your city