Avatar for GunByGun

Crowdfunding gun buybacks

Crowdfunding gun buybacks

GunByGun (gunxgun.org) is a tech nonprofit using crowdfunding technology to finance gun buybacks, empowering people to remove guns from their communities and creating a new, market-based approach to addressing gun violence that bypasses traditional political obstacles. Through a GunByGun campaign, any individual can make a small donation that gets pooled with others to finance a gun buyback.

We used a minimally viable product to validate the model through three campaigns in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, and are currently gearing up to expand nationally with launches in cities across the U.S.

Our four initial campaigns have raised $70k from over 600 individual donors, and been featured on national and local press including NPR, NBC, ABC News, Al Jazeera America, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

GunByGun hasn't added any jobs yet

Ian Johnstone

Avatar for Ian Johnstone
VP of Ecommerce @The Flex Company & co-founder @GunByGun. Previously co-founder @blissmo and growth @TruBrain. Excited by tech for social good.

Eric King

Avatar for Eric King
Sr. scientist @Nike Sustainable Innovation; PAST: co-founder @GunByGun, innovation @USAID, planetary physics @University Of California, Berkeley & @UCLA