Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nassau County 7th Gun Buy Back Program

Nassau County Gun Buy Back Program, a program which pays donors anonymously for turning in illegal firearms, is set for this Saturday at the Tabernacle of Joy Church at 1070 Brookside Ave., in Uniondale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
"No personal information is required, no forms need to be signed, and no video or audio footage will be recorded," Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice in a news release.
The operation, run jointly by Nassau County police and the district attorney's office, pays individuals who bring in illegal guns $200 apiece. Since introducing the program in December 2008, agencies have collected 1,609 weapons, according to the county. Saturday marks the seventh collection in the program.
The county buy back is separate from the police-run GunStoppers initiative launched in February 2008. Both programs are both funded through money seized in criminal prosecutions.
For more information on the gun buy-back effort, call 516-382-0152.

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