A gun buyback program will be held in Utica on Saturday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today.
“My office’s cash-for-guns program is helping to keep deadly firearms out of the wrong hands, ensuring that New York gun owners and non-gun owners alike are safe in their communities,” Schneiderman said.
Gun owners will receive money in form of debit cards after the guns are received and screen by on-site officers. Owners may bring as many working and non-working firearms as they want. The guns must be unloaded and placed in a paper or plastic bag or box.
The event will take place at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, located at 400 Oriskany Street West at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gun owners will receive:
• $25 for antique and non-working firearms
• $50 for rifles and shotguns
• $75 for handguns
• $100 for assault weapons
Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers are not allowed to participate in the program.
Gun buyback programs will take place in Binghamton, Poughkeepsie, Yonkers, and Cheektowaga, a suburb outside Buffalo, in the coming weeks.
Contact the Utica Regional Office of the Attorney General for any questions at 315-793-2225.