An operable handgun or assault rifle will net you $200 if you bring it—in a plastic bag—to a gun buyback event in Vinegar Hill this weekend.
But rifles and shotguns will only fetch $20 at the Church of the Open Door at 201 Gold Street, where weapons will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Gun Buyback on Saturday, Feb 2, 2013
For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.
Seems like today's event was a success:
NEW YORK - (AP) -- A gun buyback program sponsored by the NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney's office has netted 113 weapons including an assault rifle.
The buyback was held Saturday at a church in Brooklyn. Police say 56 revolvers, 34 semi-automatic pistols and three shotguns were recovered, along with BB guns and eight rifles. One of the pistols contained a high-capacity magazine.
Police say since the program's inception there have been more than 8,100 firearms recovered.For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.