A local woman is looking to lower the amount of guns on the streets of Hopkinsville, and she has organized a voluntary community gun buy back event set for this weekend.
Tiffany Mumford Brame has felt led to try and reduce the number of guns in the community, saying she’s known many families, including members of her own family, who have lost loved ones due to gun violence. The event will take place at Peace Park this Saturday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Brame says there will be music, free food, and fun activities for kids and anyone who turns in a gun will receive a gift card.
She says she felt in her heart that this is the right thing to do for the community, in an effort to save someone’s life.
Brame says they will accept any gun from anyone, no questions asked and guns collected will be turned over to the Hopkinsville Police Department.
There will be guest speakers, including Cary Sharber, who will talk about his experiences and the journey he took to become the local activist he is today and how all can work together to make Hopkinsville a better place. The Christian County Health Department will be providing hand sanitizer and masks for the event.