BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Gun owners will have an opportunity to turn in firearms to authorities in exchange for money this May, at seven drop off sites across Buffalo. The "no questions asked" program will take place on Saturday May 4th, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The past five gun buyback efforts in Buffalo have yielded a total of 3,697 guns turned in by city residents. Participants received over $100,000 through pre-paid credit card incentives, distributed at each drop-off location.
Gun owners who surrender a firearm will receive a pre-paid credit card for each gun that is turned in.
Gun buyback prices:
Non working or antique guns (including BB guns and pellet guns): $10
Rifles, shotguns: $50
Assault weapons: $100
Gun buyback locations (Sat. May 4, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
East Side: True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 East Ferry Street
Downtown: St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell Street
North Buffalo: Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway
Riverside: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 213 Ontario Street
South Buffalo: St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 450 Abbott Road
West Side: Prince of Peace Christian Church, 190 Albany Street
West Side: Primera United Methodist Church, 62 Virginia Street
The overall Gun Buyback effort is financed by asset forfeiture funds that have been acquired by the city through the seizure of monies from illegal drug and other criminal activities in Buffalo.
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