NIAGARA FALLS – After running a gun buyback last year, the New York State Attorney General’s Office and City of Niagara Falls Police Department will offer its second planned event of cash for guns from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 in the former Niagara Falls Police Department, 520 Hyde Park Blvd.
The buyback will offer $25 for non-working or antique firearms, $50 for rifles and shotguns, $75 for handguns and $100 for assault weapons. Payments will be made by debit card.
Police Superintendent E. Bryan DalPorto said police will team up with the State Attorney General’s office, which will provide money for the buyback.
“Last year’s buyback was excellent. It far exceeded our expectations,” said DalPorto. “What we try to do is provide a safe outlet for people to turn in unwanted firearms.”
Guns may be submitted – no questions asked – but must be unloaded and placed in a paper or plastic bag or in a box. Firearms must be transported in the same way, unloaded and secured in a bag or box, in the trunk of a car. All guns, working or not working, will be accepted and people may surrender as many firearms as they wish.
Participation is open to all with the exception of licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers.