City officials are holding a gun buyback event in the Mission district tonight to try to reduce the potential for violence in the neighborhood.
Supervisor David Campos, who represents the Mission, is joining Mayor Ed Lee and community partners to organize the event, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. in the U.S. Bank parking lot at 22nd and Capp streets, according to the supervisor's office.
Guns in working condition can be turned in for $100 with no questions asked, while assault rifles can be exchanged for $200.
Money for the event comes from a discretionary fund in San Francisco's budget that each of the 11 supervisors receives, while more than 150 community members also donated more than $10,000 via Gunbygun.org, a nonprofit aimed at reducing firearms in communities.
The Central American Resource Center, the Mission Police Station, U.S. Bank, the University of California and local community members also are partnering with city officials on the program.
"The community has asked for this program and we are hopeful that our anti-violence partners will be able to reach gun owners who have not been reached before," Campos said in a statement.