New York continued their statewide gun buyback program initiative this past weekend by sponsoring a gun buyback in Niagara Falls. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says the accept working and non-working weapons at these buybacks, so long as they are not loaded.
The Attorney General’s office provides gift cards in exchange for turned in firearms. Free gun locks are also given away to anyone who may have more firearms at home. Law enforcement officers and gun dealers are not allowed to participate.
The Attorney General’s office provides:
- $25 for antique and non-working firearms
- $50 for rifles and shotguns
- $75 for handguns
- $100 for assault weapons
The office said that previous buybacks have taken 860 weapons off the street over the court of seven buy backs, all of which were sponsored by the Attorney General’s office over the last two years.