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February 10, 2013
 

Largest Gun Buyback Program in City’s History Continues this Weekend

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Written by: marvin

Bpt PD BikesBridgeport – Recently Mayor Bill Finch and Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. kicked off the largest gun buyback program in the City’s history. During the first day of gun buyback program in December, Bridgeport Police recovered 104 weapons, paying out a total of $13,400.

Nearly $100,000 has been raised so far from the City, the Bridgeport Housing Authority, the City Council and numerous private sector donors – both individuals and business owners – to fund the program.

“We’re very encouraged by the turnout of last week’s gun buyback event and look forward to seeing more guns turned in for cash and taken off our streets,” said Mayor Bill Finch, a longtime advocate of stricter gun laws and a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors who stepped up for this cause, we’re able to continue hosting gun buyback events this weekend and throughout January.”

Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr., pledged to keep the buyback going as long as funds are available, stating, “Every gun that is turned in and destroyed is a gun that can’t end up on the street in the hands of a criminal or in the hands of a young person who could injure himself or someone else.”

Police will offer up to $200 value for a working handgun. People turning in rifles will receive $75. A weapon determined to be an assault-type rifle will be eligible for a higher rate of remuneration. Local grocers Food Bazaar and Compare Foods are offering gift cards as incentives as well, in the hopes that more people will turn in guns during this latest buyback program.



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