Hampden County DA’s Office holding gun buyback program

Hampden County

On Saturday, you can bring your guns to the Raymond Sullivan Safety Complex in exchange for gift cards to the grocery store. 

For the second time this year, Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni is holding a gun buyback program to help get guns off the streets.

“We’ll have police officers there, we’ll have members of my office there to collect unwanted, unused guns,” said Hampden County DA Anthoney Gulluni. “We’re giving $50 Big Y gift certificates, for those who bring any handgun, and $100 certificates for anyone who brings a rifle or assault weapon.”

Firearms must in working condition and unloaded before they’re brought here to the Ryan Sullivan Safety Complex. 

Participants are asked to transport their guns in a bag in the trunk of their vehicle. Ammunition will also be accepted but, it must be placed in a separate bag. 

The buyback program is designed to improve crime rates across western Massachusetts. DA Gulluni said the event held back in May was successful, and he is optimistic that Saturday’s event will be the same.  

“We had tremendous success, we had a lot of folks come out from all over the area to bring us their unwanted guns,” Gulluni said. “We had about 120 guns taken in a two hour, three hour period.”

If you bring in your unwanted guns, no questions will be asked, and participants can choose to remain anonymous.

The Hampden County Gun Buy Back program is part of the national gun buyback day which takes place all across the country.

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