VIDEO: Framingham Police To Host Gun Buy Back on April 28

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Police will hold a gun buy back program on Saturday, April 28.

The second event was announced in December, on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

Unwanted and unsecured firearms in homes pose public health and safety risks to children, people with mental illness and those at risk from domestic violence.

The free public event allows residents to anonymously and safely dispose of their unwanted firearms and reduce the potential for an accidental discharge or wrongdoing in a home.

During the 2016 Guns for Gift Cards Initiative, 174 weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were safely turned into the Framingham Police Department for proper disposal.

The “Gift Cards for Guns” initiative is Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.n. at 100 Western Avenue in Framingham.

The Framingham Police Department and Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will be managing the site; and the Massachusetts State Police Department will destroy the guns.

No questions will be asked. No identification is needed.

As an incentive participants will receive a gift card for each of the firearms that they turn,

  • $250 gift card     Assault Weapon
  • $150 gift card     Revolver, Handgun, Semi-Automatic, Shotgun, Rifle
  • $25 gift card       BB Gun, Pellet Gun

Participants are to bring unwanted firearms unloaded to the safe drop-off location.

Place all firearms in a bag, box or case in the backseat or the trunk of your vehicle.

When you enter the drop-off location volunteers will provide further instructions to help expedite the process.

The event is sponsored by the Metro West Health Foundation, MutualOne Bank, Framingham Police Association, and the Framingham Police Athletic League.

 

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Photo from the 2016 event.

Editor’s Note: This report has been updated several times.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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