On 9 February, 2013, the Santa Fe Police Department collected 224 guns turned in to it for Visa gift cards. The cards were worth $150 for handguns, $100 for long guns, and $200 for "high capacity or assault" weapons.
The police scared off a number of people who wished to offer more money than the police would give in prepaid visa cards.
What legal authority the police had to do this is unknown.
Another gun turn in will be held on the ninth of March.