Utica (WSYR-TV) - The New York State Attorney General’s Office is sponsoring a gun buyback program in Utica.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the 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.”
The program will take place at the Utica Memorial Auditorium located at 400 Oriskany St. West on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting working and non-working, unloaded weapons in exchange for money as part of a statewide gun buyback program in cities across New York State.
Money in the form of debit cards will be offered when a gun is received and screened by law enforcement officers on-site.
The Attorney General's Office will be providing the following compensation by debit card for firearms returned on-site:
- $25 for antique and non-working firearms
- $50 for rifles and shotguns
- $75 for handguns
- $100 for assault weapons
There is no limit on the number of firearms a person can return.
Guns must be taken to the drop-off site, unloaded and placed in a box or a plastic or paper bag.
Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers are not eligible for the program.
Any questions regarding the event can be directed to the Utica Regional Office of the Attorney General at (315) 793-2225.