Mayor Byron W. Brown’s administration is holding its seventh “No Questions Asked” gun buyback program from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at six drop-off sites across Buffalo.
The goal of the program is to provide safer neighborhoods throughout the city, support Brown’s “zero tolerance” law enforcement agenda and instill a sense of confidence and safety among the city’s law-abiding residents, the Mayor’s Office said.
The past six gun buyback efforts have resulted in a total of 4,457 guns being turned in by city residents. Participants received more than $200,000 through prepaid credit card incentives.
“The penalty of owning an illegal gun in New York is now tougher than ever,” Brown said in announcing the buyback. “Instead of having guns laying around the house where anyone can get to them, we urge people who have illegal guns or unwanted guns to use this gun buyback event as an opportunity to get those weapons out of their possession.”
Since 2006, the city has removed more than 11,000 guns from city streets, including those weapons seized through the buyback program.
• East Side: True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St.
• West Side: Primera United Methodist Church, 62 Virginia St.
• Downtown: St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St.
• South Buffalo: St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 450 Abbott Road.
Prepaid bank cash cards will be provided for the following:
• Nonworking antique guns (including BB guns and pellet guns): $10.
• Rifles/shotguns: $50,
• Handguns: $75.
• Assault weapons: $100.