Mayor Byron W. Brown reminded the public Thursday that his sixth “No Questions Asked” gun buy-back program is set to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at seven drop-off sites across the city.
“The penalty of owning an illegal gun in New York is now tougher than ever,” said Brown, pointing out that since 2006 more than 10,000 guns have been taken off city streets, with nearly 3,700 of those weapons purchased through the buy-back program.
“Instead of having guns laying around the house where anyone can get to them, we expect people who have illegal guns or unwanted guns to use this buy-back event as an opportunity to get those weapons out of their possession,” Brown said.
Buy-back locations are:
• True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 East Ferry St.
• St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 450 Abbott Road.
• St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St.
• Prince of Peace Christian Church, 190 Albany St.
• Primera United Methodist Church, 62 Virginia St.
• Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Pkwy.
• St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 311 Ontario St.
Pre-paid bank cash cards will be provided in the following amounts for different firearms: $10 for non-working or antique guns, including BB and pellet guns; $50 for rifles and shotguns; $75 for handguns, and $100 for assault weapons that include AK-47s and Uzi-type guns.