Bring in your guns, get cash

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in New York.
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Just in time for the holidays, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and the NYPD will be offering $500 for guns in a Gun Buyback event that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The unprecedented sum will be given to anyone who turns in an operable gun or an assault rifle, no questions asked. In addition, $150 will be paid for any rifle or shotgun, and $50 for a BB gun or an imitation pistol. No identification will be required.

“Getting guns off the streets is a shared responsibility and Saturday’s Gun Buyback event is part of my Office’s comprehensive strategy to reduce gun violence in our neighborhoods,” said DA Gonzalez. “I encourage anyone who may have a firearm in their home – or knows someone who does – to take advantage of this opportunity and get a substantial sum of money in time for the holidays. I would like to thank the NYPD, business leaders and the community-based organizations who are partnering with us to make this event a success.”

The Buyback will held at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 574 Madison Ave. in Brooklyn, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who bring guns are asked to carry them inside a bag or a box. There is no limit on the number of guns that can be surrendered in exchange for cash in the form of pre-paid cards. Additional information is available by calling 646-610-5323.


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