58 guns turned in at Hartford gun buyback

Guns surrendered at a buyback event are displayed on a table (file).
Guns surrendered at a buyback event are displayed on a table (file).

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A gun buyback program in Hartford collected nearly 60 guns over the weekend.

Mothers United Against Violence, Hartford 100 Man Movement, Hartford Communities That Care (H.C.T.C.) and WeWorks Coalition in collaboration with members of the Hartford Police VIN Division and the Hartford States Attorney’s Office, held a Local Gun Buy Back Program from 10am to 3pm at The Johnson Stewart Community Center, located at 127 Martin Street.

A total of 58 guns were turned in, including 21 pistols, 26 revolvers, 3 rifles, 5 shotguns, 2 derringer pistols and 1 flint lock pistol.

Two of the firearms, a pistol and a shotgun, were listed in NCIC as stolen.

This is the first of many Local Gun Buy Backs to be held within the Hartford neighborhoods most effected by gun violence. The next event will be at the Arroyo Center/Pope Park Rec Center (Multi-Purpose Room) on August 23, 2014 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

A third Local Gun Buy Back will be on September 27, 2014 from 10:00am through 3:00pm at H.C.T.C. 2550 Main St. Hartford.

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