This week, Lansing will conduct its second gun buyback program in six months.
Violent crime declined in Lansing in 2012, according to the FBI. But still the capital city recorded a dozen homicides last year.
The gun buyback taking place Saturday is intended to take a few weapons off the streets that might otherwise be used in violent crimes.
People who turn in firearms will receive gift cards worth between $50 to $150, depending on what kind of weapon is surrendered.