NYPD Offering $200 for Guns in Buyback Program

A gun buyback program, scheduled for January 28, hopes to remove weapons from the streets.

The NYPD and District Attorney’s office will hold a gun buyback program on January 28, at Bedford Central Presbyterian Church (1200 Dean Street at the corner of Nostrand Ave.), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will receive a $200 bank card for operable handguns, and a $20 bank card for operable rifles and shotguns. Current or retired law enforcement guns will not be accepted.

Guns must be placed in a plastic or paper bag or a box. If transporting the gun by car, the gun must be transported in the trunk of the car. There is no limit to the number of firearms that may be surrendered, but payment will only be given for up to three guns.

A recent buyback program in Brooklyn this past fall , which have all been removed from the streets. 

New Yorkers may also turn in weapons anonymously at police stations citywide every day of the week and receive $100. In addition, the Department's Operation GunStop program (1-866-GUN-STOP) rewards individuals up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of an individual who is carrying, selling or using guns illegally.


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