Gun buyback event tallies 169 firearms in Utica
A total of 169 firearms were turned in at the Gun Buyback Program in Utica on Tuesday.
The event was hosted by the state Attorney General’s Office and the Utica Police Department. Of the 169 weapons, authorities said they received five assault weapons, 11 non-working or antique guns, 12 shotguns, 60 rifles and 81 handguns. Money was paid to the people turning in the guns in the form of a prepaid debit card.
“Gun buybacks help ensure safer communities by taking dangerous weapons out of our homes and off our streets,” said Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood in a release.
Since the program was started in 2013, authorities said they have collected more than 2,000 firearms across the state. The program is funded through criminal forfeiture funds seized during drug and gun raids by the AG’s Office.
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