New Haven police announce gun buy-back event

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

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The New Haven Police Department and The Newtown Foundation is hosting a gun buy-back event this December.

The event, scheduled to take place Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the New Haven Police Academy, is the city’s latest joint-effort to prevent gun violence.

The buy-back will provide various types of gift cards in exchange for working firearms.

The payout amounts include the following:

– $25 – Single and Double-Shot (Derringer style) Handguns
– $50 – Rifles and Shotguns
– $100 – Pistol and Revolver Handguns
– $200 – Assault Weapons (to be determined by NHPD)

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Officials say no questions will be asked and no identification will be required.

Guns must be delivered unloaded in clear plastic bags. Ammunition must be delivered in a separate bag.

The New Haven Police Academy is located at 710 Sherman Parkway.