New Haven Police hosts gun buyback program

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in New Haven are trying to keep guns off the streets by hosting a gun buyback this weekend.

You can bring anything from a handgun to an assault weapon to the Police Academy Training Center at 710 Sherman Parkway on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You will receive an American Express gift card or Stop and Shop gift card when you turn in the firearm.

If you turn in a rifle or a shotgun, you will receive a $50 gift card. Those who turn in a pistol or a handgun will receive a $100 gift card. If you turn in an assault weapon,  you will receive $200 gift card.

Police say the guns must be delivered unloaded in clear plastic bags, and any ammunition must be delivered in a separate bag.

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