Hartford gun buyback program nets 104 firearms

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

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– The city of Hartford, its police department, the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office, and area hospitals collaborated for a gun buyback program Saturday.

A total of 104 firearms, three assault weapons, 38 pistols, 36 revolvers, 14 rifles, 12 shotguns, and one Derringer, were turned in during the sixth annual Community Gun Buyback Program. People who turned in a working firearm were given Stop & Shop gift cards of varying amounts depending on the type of weapon they turned in.

All guns turned in are destroyed unless forensic testing shows they were used in a crime.

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