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Friday 4/13: A.G. Schneiderman To Hold Gun Buyback In White Plains

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

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April 11, 2018

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FRIDAY 4/13: A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN TO HOLD GUN BUYBACK IN WHITE PLAINS

Buyback Will Offer Cash for Working and Non-Working Firearms

WHITE PLAINS—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office will sponsor a gun buyback in White Plains on Friday, April 13th, part of his office’s statewide gun buyback program in cities across New York. The buyback is co-sponsored by the Westchester County Executive’s Office, the Westchester District Attorney’s Office, and the City of White Plains Department of Public Safety.

The Attorney General’s Office will be accepting, with no questions asked, working and non-working unloaded weapons in exchange for compensation on site. The Attorney General's office will offer money in the form of prepaid debit cards when a gun is received by law enforcement officers. Prepaid debit cards with the appropriate amount will be issued after each unloaded gun is received and secured by the officers on-site. Free gun locks will also be available for attendees of the gun buyback.

Guns must be transported to the drop-off site unloaded, in the trunk of the vehicle, in a plastic or paper bag or box. Both working and non-working firearms will be accepted, and there is no limit on the number of firearms an individual can turn in. Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers are not eligible for this program.

The Attorney General's Office will be providing the following compensation by gift card for firearms turned in on site:

$25 for non-working or antique firearms
$75 for rifles and shotguns
$100 for handguns
$150 for assault weapons

WHAT: Gun Buyback Hosted By Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
WHERE: Mt. Hope AME Zion Church, 65 Lake Street, White Plains, NY 10604
WHEN: Friday, April 13, 2018 – 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Attorney General Schneiderman’s office has sponsored more than a dozen gun buybacks statewide since 2013, which have resulted in nearly 1,600 guns turned in.

The statewide gun buyback program is part of Attorney General Schneiderman’s broader effort to keep New Yorkers safe from gun violence.

The Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force has focused on taking violent gun traffickers off our streets. Attorney General Schneiderman developed Model Gun Show Procedures, a series of safety procedures for gun show operators in New York State, and announced new policies to help social media sites curb illegal sales of firearms on their platforms. In 2016, the Attorney General released a first-of-its-kind analysis of tens of thousands of “crime guns” recovered by law enforcement, illustrating gun trafficking trends that undermine New York’s sensible laws. Attorney General Schneiderman has also been fighting for common sense gun laws in New York and on the federal level.

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