New York AG holding gun buyback in White Plains

The AG’s Office “will be accepting, with no questions asked, working and non-working unloaded weapons in exchange for compensation on site."
New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is holding a gun buyback in White Plains. On-site compensation, in the form of pre-paid debit cards, range from $25 to $150.
New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is holding a gun buyback in White Plains. On-site compensation, in the form of pre-paid debit cards, range from $25 to $150. (Flickr/EricTSchneiderman)

In his continued efforts to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced his office will hold a gun buyback in White Plains on Friday.

 

The gun buyback will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Hope AME Zion Church at 65 Lake St.

 

“The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting, with no questions asked, working and non-working unloaded weapons in exchange for compensation on site,” Schneiderman’s office said in a statement. “There is no limit on the number of firearms an individual can turn in.”

 

Participants will receive a prepaid debit card after each unloaded gun is received by law enforcement officers. Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers are not eligible for the gun buyback program, Schneiderman's office said. 

 

On-site compensation is $25 for non-working or antique firearms, $75 for rifles and shotguns, $100 for handguns and $150 for assault weapons.

Guns must be transported to the Mount Hope AME Zion Church “unloaded, in the trunk of the vehicle, in a plastic or paper bag or box,” the AG’s Office said. 

Free gun locks will also be available for attendees of the gun buyback.

Friday’s gun buyback is co-sponsored by the Westchester County Executive’s Office, the Westchester District Attorney’s Office and the White Plains Department of Public Safety.

Schneiderman’s office has sponsored more than a dozen gun buybacks since 2013, and nearly 1,600 guns have been turned in as a result. 

 
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