City to hold 7th gun buyback Saturday

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The City of Buffalo will host its seventh annual gun buyback Saturday in the hopes of taking more dangerous weapons off the street.

Over the last six buybacks, residents have turned in almost 4,500 guns. For each non-working or antique gun, including BB and pellet guns, residents receive a $10 pre-paid credit card. A rifle or shotgun receives $50, handguns receive $75 and assault weapons receive $100.

The funds for the program come from police department asset seizures.

The following locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the gun buyback:

True Bethel Baptist Church – 907 East Ferry Street
St. John Baptist Church – 184 Goodell Street
Church of the Good Shepherd – 96 Jewett Parkway
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church – 213 Ontario Street
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church – 450 Abbott Road
Primera United Methodist Church – 62 Virginia Street provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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