Members of New Life Fellowship and the Arnett Block Association in Rochester held another gun buyback event Saturday to get guns off the streets.
Rochester residents are hoping it will keep their neighborhood safer.
"We want to make sure they get to the right place and not out on the street," said Mary Randall of Rochester.
The idea is simple. Gift cards in exchange for guns. No questions asked.
"Generally what we see is these types of weapons, nine millimeter, 45 caliber," said Chief Jim Sheppard.
At last year's gun buyback event, the Rochester Police Department was able to get more than 175 guns off the street. Saturday's collection on the city's southwest side, also attracted a big crowd.
A chance to bring in a gun and stay completely anonymous from police and the press.
"A lot of weapons we see on the streets of Rochester were legally owned and people are burglarized and they're taken from those in the city or surrounding area," said Chief Sheppard.
People in line concealed their firearms in bags or boxes. Chief Sheppard says all the guns will be destroyed and they won't be running the serial numbers to match to any open cases. A trade off for running this anonymous program but they actually collect ten percent more guns than they would normally.
"Is the money on the gift card consistent with what they would go for on the street?" "It's actually a lot less. You can go to someone who wants an illegal purchase and they'll probably pay twice what we are here," said Chief Sheppard.
But Chief Sheppard says this safe and convenient option works. The average handgun is exchanged for $75 in gift cards plus a $25 Tops grocery card.
People waiting in line for almost an hour felt it was worth the wait. They say one less gun on the streets could mean one more life saved.
"It's a moral thing really. I would feel really guilty if something happened because my things were out on the street," said Bruce Randall.