The East Palo Alto Police Department will be buying back guns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5.
The annual gun buy-back event started in 2009 when a 12-year-old boy found a rifle in a garage and accidentally shot and killed a two-year-old, according to EPA Police.
A police spokesperson said officers will not be asking questions about the gun's origins. The first 100 people to bring their guns by will receive $100.
Police ask that participants:
• Take all safety precautions when handling the guns
• Transport the guns unloaded in the trunk of their vehicles
• Stay in their vehicles until contacted by staff