NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The Northwestern District Attorney's Office is hosting a gun buyback event on Saturday, October 5th.
Residents of Hampshire and Franklin Counties can drop off unloaded guns to the Northampton or Greenfield Police stations Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
You'll receive a $50 gift card for each handgun or a $100 gift card for an assault weapon, no questions asked.
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan says this event is not only about curbing gun violence on the street, but also reducing the number of suicides.
“The highest rate of gun violence is suicide by gun. A shocking statistics is that 68 percent of the suicide in the age group of 15 to 24 is suicide by gun,” said D.A. Sullivan.
D.A. Sullivan says the guns will be ground up and melted down. Any antique guns with historical value will be turned over to the Springfield Armory.