Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas will host a Gun Buy Back event on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem of Judea Church, located at 83 Greenwich Street in Hempstead.
Asset forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program, which is strictly anonymous. Individuals are paid $100 cash for every turned in operable rifle, $200 cash for each turned in operable handgun and $400 cash for each turned in operable assault rifle. Not accepted are: licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols and replicas. Guns must be transported in the trunk of the car, unloaded and placed in a shoe box, or plastic/paper bag.
“The Gun Buyback Program, using asset forfeiture dollars, has taken more than 3,500 guns off our streets before they fell into the wrong hands,” said County Executive Mangano. “Community support is critical to the success of this program, and I thank the Bethlehem of Judea Church for hosting this effort to take illegal firearms off our streets. By working together, we can continue to ensure that Nassau County remains the safest suburban County in the nation.”
“Gun buyback events like these are an important part of our continuing efforts to eliminate the threat of gun violence in our communities,” Acting DA Singas said. “I thank the Bethlehem of Judea Church for helping us get these illegal firearms off our streets and for partnering with Nassau County law enforcement to keep our neighborhoods safe.”