Evanston Illinois Offers Another Round Of Gun Buy Back Program

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker 475.140531

Evanston IL is offering residents a chance to get $100 to turn in firearms, with no questions asked. The Evanston Police check these guns out and have found some interesting information such as weapons being stolen or involved in a crime but they just want to get them off the street.

All you have to do is call the police non-emergency number at 311 and an officer will pick it up and you get a voucher to collect $100 at Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. This idea started when a resident asked former Evanston Chief of Police William Logan what to do with a firearm he wanted to get out of his house. The program is now on going and has no time limits.

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced this program September 30th and the funds for the gun payback are coming from Evanston Community Foundation and its’ donors. Many people have donated money for such a great cause. Ultimately these guns will be destroyed.

Firearms in the wrong hands cause horrible accidents and often crimes are committed with stolen guns that come from a residential burglary. Let us all help Evanston become a safer community. If you have any weapons you do not need or know someone who does, spread the word.

No one wants to hear about tragedies that can be avoided.





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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Guns scare me...............

Oct 01, 2013 12:16 AM #1
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

You and me both Roger.

Oct 01, 2013 12:25 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Noah,  It is good to have a buy back program, wish more people would turn them in.

Oct 01, 2013 12:28 AM #3
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Thanks Will, I agree. I understand some people feel that having guns can protect themselves but I do not want or have any firearms around ever.

Oct 01, 2013 12:36 AM #4
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Whatever guns this can remove from the streets, I'm for it.  I applaud Evanston for at least trying to confront this issue ...


Oct 01, 2013 02:44 AM #5
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Noah,  It's too bad the criminals who use the guns don't turn them in, as well as themselves.

Oct 01, 2013 04:21 AM #6
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Thanks Gene and Larry.

Oct 01, 2013 09:09 AM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

These programs really bring in the guns and that helps keep all of our streets safer. Good job friend getting this information out to the public,

Oct 01, 2013 09:37 AM #8
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Thanks Debbie that is really true. That is why I put the peace sign in.

Oct 01, 2013 12:45 PM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The gun buy back events can be very important for community safety. It is best not to have guns in a home if they are not secured and the owners have the needed safety training.

Oct 01, 2013 09:45 PM #10
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Noah, getting the woe out about this buy back program is a great idea. Those who have been thinking of getting rid of their guns can do so now and get some money to boot.
Oct 01, 2013 10:23 PM #11
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


There are too many guns in the hands of the wrong people. Let's hope the cash incentive will be enough to get rid of the guns that have no business being in the possession of people who don't need them, have authority to have them, or should have them in the first place.

This is good public information.

P.S. I just discovered on your post that Spell Check is back!!!!

Oct 02, 2013 12:07 AM #12
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Hope the cash incentive is successful in ridding the area of firearms that are not needed and pose threats to the safety of neighborhoods.

Oct 02, 2013 06:52 PM #13
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
29 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Noah, great job on doing your share to help keep Evanston safe.  Unfortunately, the people who really want guns are always going to find a way to get them.  At least these turn in programs keep guns away from children who would not have access to them otherwise.

Oct 13, 2013 10:04 AM #14
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