Gun Buyback Program Launched By New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
New York wants your guns. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the state will pay between $25 and $100 for guns to get them off the streets.
At a kickoff event this weekend Schneiderman said that Utica, Binghamton, Poughkeepsie, Yonkers, and Cheektowaga would be eligible for participation in a buyback program.
In a written release from his office Schneiderman said, "By encouraging gun owners to turn in their weapons through our cash-for-guns program, we're removing deadly firearms from locations where they can be stolen or otherwise misused, keeping them out of the wrong hands."
The initiative is a joint effort of the Southwest Gun Buyback Committee and Schneiderman's office.
When each unloaded gun in received and screened the person bringing it in will receive a debit card in any of the following amounts depending on the type of firearm presented:
- $25.00 Antique and Non-working Firearms
- $50.00 Rifles and Shotguns
- $75.00 Handguns
- $100.00 Assault Weapons
For more information call the Attorney General's Regional Office in Rochester: (585) 546.7514.