Bronx, Brooklyn locations part of statewide gun buyback event this weekend

The Family Life Academy in the Bronx and All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn are two of the locations designated as drop off sites.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2023, 11:47 PM

Updated 395 days ago

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The first statewide gun buyback program is set to take place this weekend with drop off locations in Bronx and Brooklyn.
Attorney General Letitia James is pushing to get guns off the streets in hopes of saving lives.
"Gun violence is a major issue in the state of New York. Having guns in one's home has led to a significant amount of tragedies," says James. "We've seen some mass shootings over these last few years and it's really critically important that we do all that we can do to remove guns from homes."
James is teaming up with the NYPD to invite people to turn in guns, no questions asked, in exchange for up to $500 in the form of a gift certificate.
"Since I have served as the attorney general, we have removed over 4,000 guns off of the state of New York and I want to increase that number," says James.
The Family Life Academy in the Bronx and All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn are two of the locations designated as drop off sites.


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