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James Neiss/staff photographer
Niagara Falls, NY - Niagara Falls Police Captain Thomas Licata, Detective Mark Martinez and Lieutenant Ron Cirrito log in guns brought in by residents as part of a no-questions-asked buy-back of unwanted guns. The guns were traded for a gift card with a value depending upon what type of gun was surrendered.
News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2017
Attorney General’s Press Office / 212-416-8060
THURSDAY 9/21: A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN TO HOLD GUN BUYBACK IN NIAGARA FALLS FROM 10AM TO 2PM
A.G.’s Office, With Niagara Falls Police Department, Will Offer Cash For Working And Non-Working Firearms At Former City Police Department
BUFFALO—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office will sponsor a gun buyback in Niagara Falls on Thursday, September 21st, as part of his office’s statewide gun buyback program in cities across New York. The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting, with no questions asked, working and non-working unloaded weapons in exchange for compensation on site. The event is a collaborative effort between the City of Niagara Police Department and the Attorney General’s Office. Thursday’s gun buyback will take place at the Former City of Niagara Falls Police Department, located at 520 Hyde Park Blvd., from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
The Attorney General's office will offer money in the form of gift cards when a gun is received by law enforcement officers. Gift cards with the appropriate amount will be issued after each unloaded gun is received and secured by the officers on-site. Free gun locks will also be available for attendees of the gun buyback.
Guns must be transported to the drop-off site unloaded, in a plastic or paper bag or box. Both working and non-working firearms will be accepted, and there is no limit on the number of firearms an individual can turn in. Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers are not eligible for this program.
The Attorney General's Office will be providing the following compensation by gift card for firearms turned in on site:
$25 for antique and non-working firearms
$50 for rifles and shotguns
$75 for handguns
$100 for assault weapons
WHAT: Gun Buyback Hosted By Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
WHERE: 520 Hyde Park Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY
WHEN: Thursday September 21, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Attorney General Schneiderman’s office has sponsored two previous gun backs in the City of Niagara Falls and has sponsored more than a dozen gun buybacks statewide since 2013, which have resulted in over 1,200 guns being turned in over the last four years.
The statewide gun buyback program is part of Attorney General Schneiderman’s broader effort to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence.
The Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force has focused on taking violent gun traffickers off our streets. Attorney General Schneiderman developed Model Gun Show Procedures, a series of safety procedures for gun show operators in New York State, and announced new policies to help Facebook and Instagram curb illegal sales of firearms on their platforms. In 2016, the Attorney General released a first-of-its-kind analysis of tens of thousands of “crime guns” recovered by law enforcement, illustrating gun trafficking trends that undermine New York’s strong laws.