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Stamford Police to Host 6th Gun Buyback


Saturday, March 29 at Westside Substation
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Stamford, CT | Added on March 26, 2014 At 06:18 PM

The Stamford Police Department will host its sixth Gun Buyback this weekend since the program was revived in 2012. The buyback will take place on Saturday, March 29 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Stamford Westside Substation at 400 West Main Street.

The department will accept operational and non-operational firearms and other types of dangerous weapons along with ammunition carry cases, and holsters. The department will also accept violent video games, movies, and software. Gift cards from $75 to $150 will be given for operational firearms while supplies last.

According to a release by the department, “the purpose of the program is to provide individuals with a safe and legal way to dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition from homes and businesses before they can inflict an accidental injury or be stolen and used in a crime.”

Rules:

*All firearms MUST BE UNLOADED

*Weapons should be transported in a vehicle’s trunk

*Ammunition should be transported in a container separate from any firearm

The program is open to both Stamford residents and non-residents

*Businesses and Gun Dealers do not qualify

*Firearms considered to be junk will not be accepted

The event is sponsored by the Stamford Police Foundation and the New Hope Apostolic Church.  For questions, contact Joseph Steyer, Assistant to the Chief of Police,  at 203-977-4916

 


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