GUN BUYBACK PROGRAM

Our mission is to get unwanted guns out of circulation through annual gun buyback programs, preventing them from falling into the wrong hands, and transforming them into instruments of hope and opportunity through our arts and vocational programs.  To date, our foundation has held two gun buybacks – in Solano County and the City of Richmond. RPF has been successful in  getting approximately 250 firearms in total out of circulation – including numerous assault weapons. As part of our campaign to promote gun safety, our buyback events include the distribution of free gun locks for gun owners. 

LOCATIONS

SOLANO COUNTY

The Robby Poblete Foundation was a major partner on the Solano County Gun Buyback, which took place on August 27, 2017 in Vallejo, CA. It was the first gun buyback in the city in three years

 

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Handguns collected
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Rifles collected
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Assault rifles collected

CITY OF RICHMOND

The Robby Poblete Foundation sponsored the City of Richmond’s gun buyback on Dec. 17, 2017, in Richmond, in partnership with the Richmond Police Department.

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Rifles collected
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Semi-automatic pistols collected
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Revolvers collected

SAN FRANCISCO

RPF partnered with United Playaz of San Francisco and the San Francisco Police Department on its gun buyback held on June 30, 2018, at the United Playaz headquarters in San Francisco.

 

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START A GUN BUYBACK AT YOUR CITY

RPF is happy to partner with law enforcement agencies and other nonprofits on gun buybacks. If you are interested in bringing an event to your city or county. Contact us now to get started!

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The California Wellness Foundation

The Robby Poblete Foundation, created in honor of Robby Poblete, who was killed by gun violence in Vallejo, Calif., in 2014, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from The California Wellness Foundation.

“We are so honored that The California Wellness Foundation has selected us as a grantee. Their mission to promote safe neighborhoods and healthy environments is in alignment with our mission to reduce gun violence and increase… read more

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GUIDESTAR SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY

GuideStar, Inc. is a national information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. Their mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. Based on RPF’s transparency in reporting, it earned Guidstar’s Gold Seal of transparency for 2018. read more

HELP OUR CAUSE

Your support and contributions will enable us to present more gun buyback events in counties throughout California, preventing these firearms from falling into the wrong hands and potentially saving lives.