STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford police will be collecting violent video games Saturday during their gun buy-back program.
“This program advances our local efforts here in Stamford to prevent the result of gun violence, injury and death,” Ted Jankowski, director of Public Safety, Health, and Wellness, said in a city news release.
“The opportunity to remove illegal guns and ammunitions and to remove the negative influence of violent video games will send a positive message to our community for the betterment of our children," Mayor Michael Pavia said in the release. "On every level, as a society, we will not tolerate this kind of violence.”
The gun buy-back event is the third the police department has run since the start of December. The department collected two shotguns, five rifles, 14 revolvers, 11 pistols, two BB guns, two swords and a battle ax during the first two events, the release said.
Saturday’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Turn of River Firehouse, 268 Turn of River Road; another buy-back event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Chester Addison Community Center, 245 Selleck St.
Gift cards will be given in exchange for working firearms.
Here are the rules for the buyback:
▪ All firearms must be unloaded.
▪ Weapons should be transported in a vehicle’s trunk.
▪ If carrying by hand, the firearm needs to be in a bag or box.
▪ Ammunition should be transported separately from the gun.
▪ Stamford residents and non-residents can participate, but businesses don’t qualify.
▪ Firearms considered junk will not be accepted.