Gun buyback event coming to Rochester

Gun buyback event coming to Rochester

October 23, 2017 12:06 PM

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office will sponsor a gun buyback in Rochester.

The event, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th, is part of his office’s statewide gun buyback program in cities across New York. The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting, with no questions asked, working and non-working unloaded weapons in exchange for compensation on site. 

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The Attorney General's office will offer money in the form of gift cards when a gun is received by law enforcement officers. Free gun locks will also be available for attendees of the gun buyback.

The Attorney General's Office will be providing the following:

$25 for non-working or antique firearms
$50 for rifles and shotguns
$75 for handguns
$100 for assault weapons

The event will be held at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, located at 614 Clifford Avenue, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Guns must be transported to the drop-off site unloaded, in a plastic or paper bag or box. Both working and non-working firearms will be accepted, and there is no limit on the number of firearms an individual can turn in. 

Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers are not eligible for this program.


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