New York City Council Speaker Announces $300,000 Gun Buyback Program

Sunday, July 28, 2013


The NYPD and City Council have each allocated $150,000 for a city-wide gun buyback program.

New York City Council Speaker, and mayoral candidate, Christine Quinn made the announcement at City Hall on Sunday.

Handguns and assault rifles can be exchanged anonymously for a $200 bank card. Rifles and shotguns would be exchanged for a $20 bank card.

Quinn said the NYPD, City Council and community groups will decide which neighborhoods will hold the buybacks based on the number of shooting incidents, homicides, gun arrests and input from the community.

The city expects to hold 10 buybacks in a year.



Julianne Welby


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Comments [1]


Safe act:
Requires background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers - except for sales to members of the seller's immediate family. Private sale background checks began March 15, 2013.

So who is going to arrest all these fine people for braking the safe act?

Jul. 31 2013 09:57 PM

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