Gun Buy Back April 27 and 28

The city is hosting a Gun Buyback on April 27 and 28 from 8am-8pm at the Police Department Property and Procurement Section - 104 Arlington Street.

Weapons that are collected will be turned into jewelry by "Jewelry for a Cause" that we featured a few months ago. Proceeds from the jewelry sales are used to fund future gun buy-back and amnesty programs.

Residents can turn in firearms at the buyback and receive cash cards for the weapon as follows:

- Inoperable weapons - $50
- Revolvers - $150
- Shotguns - $150
- Rifles - $150
- Semi-automatic weapons - $200
- Assault rifles - $250

Persons surrendering weapons are granted immunity from prosecution for possessing these firearms. The person surrendering the weapon must not already be charged with, or under investigation for, the unlawful possession of the firearm to be surrendered. No more than three firearms may be surrendered by any one person at any one time. If an individual arrives with more than three weapons, all will be processed, but the person surrendering the weapon will be given compensation for only three of the weapons.

Firearms being surrendered should be wrapped in paper and either tied or taped while being transported to the designated drop-off location, and be clear of any bullets. No compensation will be given for BB guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, or ammunition.

Date posted: April 22, 2013
By: NewarkPulse

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