UPDATED: Framingham Police Collect 174 Guns, Rifles, and Half-Dozen Assault Weapons in First-Ever Buy Back

FRAMINGHAM – In its first-ever gun buy-back program, the Framingham Police and Middlesex Sheriff’s office collected 174 guns, including rifles, a half dozen assault weapons, and even a grenade.

“It was a very successful program” said Chief Ken Ferguson. “We ran out of gift cards.”

Police had $8,000 worth of gift cards when they started at 10 a.m.

Police Chief Ferguson said vouchers were given to come back for a gift card, before noon. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DPW building on Western Avenue.

Framingham Police, Middlesex Sheriff’s Department, Framingham Interfaith Clergy Association, Metro West Health Foundation , and other community partners teamed up to get guns off the streets in town. Those who turned in a weapon or ammunition was given a gift card or voucher.

  • $300 gift card Assault Weapon
  • $150 gift card Revolver, Handgun, Semi-Automatic, Shotgun, Rifle
  • $50 gift card BB Gun, Pellet Gun, Ammunition

It was a no questions, no ID program, and the first for the Town of Framingham.

“We took a lot of weapons off the street today,” said Ferguson.

The chief said each gun will be checled to make sure it was not involved in a crime, and then all the guns would be destroyed.

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Photos courtesy of Framingham Police.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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