Attorney general to host gun buy-back event in Utica


A gun buy-back community event will be held in Utica on Wednesday, Oct. 16, hosted by the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

The event will be held at the Utica Recreation Center at 220 Memorial Parkway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16. People will receive $25 for non-working and antique firearms, $50 for rifles and shotguns, $75 for handguns and $100 for assault weapons, officials said.

All payments will be made via prepaid debit cards at the site, after the guns are turned over.

Guns must be unloaded when they are dropped off. If bringing a firearm in your vehicle, officials said it must be placed in the trunk. Guns should be in a box or bag when dropped off.

Officials said this is an amnesty program and no questions will be asked of the people dropping off the guns. Identification is not required.

The event is not open to licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers.


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