The line was long and it was steady for the four hour Goods for Guns collection in Baltimore on Saturday.
People lined up and waited up to two hours to get $100 for each gun they turned in. The money comes on a ShopRite gift card.
By the end of the day, the community handed in 231 guns.
The no questions asked policy was crucial for many.
"That's important. You want the guns in here, you want them off the street, people are bringing them. Just let them bring them," one woman said.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says Baltimore City Police have taken more than 1,000 guns off the streets so far this year, have made 674 gun arrests, as well as seen a decrease in homicides and violent crime in general.
"We've seen it at other times in our history. We've made incremental change. That's not something that I'm interested in. I want us to be a dramatically safer city," the Mayor said.
Marshall Klein, the Vice President and COO of Klein's ShopRite of Maryland, says it's about wanting people to know they care about the violence in the city, but at the same time he says sees the day for what it is.
"We don't have any illusions like we're going to have a gun drive and all of a sudden, violent crime is going to go down and all the problems are going to be fixed," Klein told ABC2.
Still, Klein says the event does accomplish some in getting unwanted guns safely out of homes before they get into the wrong hands.
"We're doing something about it. It's not going to fix it but it's trying to give people some hope that the people that are supposed to be working on a problem, are working on it and that things are going to get better," Klein said.