Stamford Police Plan Two More Gun Buy-Back Days

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Stamford Police are looking to take more guns off the street with two gun buyback dates in January. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

STAMFORD, Conn. — The Stamford Police Department has scheduled two more gun buy-back days this month.

The first will be Jan. 19 at the Turn of River Fire Station, 268 Turn of River Road. The second isJan. 26 at the Chester Addison Community Center, 245 Selleck St. Both will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The department will trade gift cards in various amounts for operational weapons based on gun type, though it has not specified amounts for the cards. Non-operational firearms, ammunition, carrying cases and holsters will also be collected, but not reimbursed.

“We hope for more success with our future events. Support our efforts by getting the word out to your friends, neighbors and co-workers to come and support our program,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.

Last month, the department held its first two gun buy-back days in 11 years and netted 32 weapons, it said. The department collected 13 guns – 11 pistols and two shotguns – at the first event, but a breakdown for the second has not yet been released.

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.

If you have questions about the program, contact Officer Joseph Steyer at 203-977-4916, or by email.

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