Saturday, December 15, from 10:00am - 4:00pm, the Kings County District Attorney’s office will hold a “Cash for Guns” event at Mt Ollie Baptist Church and St. Peters Lutheran Church in Brooklyn.
Since 2008, more than 8,000 firearms have been turned into police through this gun buy-back program in partnership with local clergy. Citizens may exchange working handguns, no questions asked, for $200 bank cards and working rifles and BB guns for $20 bank cards.
Although any number of guns will be accepted, a maximum of $600 in bank cards will be rewarded.
"The gun buy-backs are one way the public can help police to stop the scourge of deadly weapons that are circulating on City streets," Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said. "I commend those who turned in firearms. They prevented guns from getting into the hands of criminals, and have helped to save innocent lives."
Officers from the NYPD firing range and Community Affairs bureau will be on hand to facilitate the safe and anonymous surrender of firearms.
WHO: The Kings County District Attorney’s Office
WHAT: "Cash for Guns," a gun buy-back
WHEN: Saturday, December 12, from 10:00am - 4:00pm
WHERE: Mt. Ollie Baptist Church, 1698 St. Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY, Rev. Reginald L. Bachus, Pastor, 718 385-3761; and St. Peters Lutheran Church, 105 Highland Place (Enter at 94 Hale Ave), Brooklyn, Bishop David Benke, Pastor, 718 647-1014
WHY: Do your part in reducing violence and crime in your neighborhood, while making a little cash
Frequently Asked Questions:
HOW DO I BRING A GUN TO THE DROP OFF-SITE? Guns must be placed in a plastic or paper bag or box.
CAN I TRANSPORT THE GUN IN A CAR? If transporting the gun by car, the gun must be transported in the trunk of the car.
WHEN DO I GET THE CASH CARD? After the gun is screened by officers and determined to be operable, you will be
issued a cash card.
CAN I SURRENDER A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN? Yes, rifles and shotguns will be accepted. However, the payout for rifles and
shotguns is only $20.
HOW MANY GUNS CAN I SURRENDER? You may surrender as many guns as you wish, but you will only receive payment
for up to three guns.
IS THERE A PHONE NUMBER I CAN CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION? Yes, you can call 311 for information regarding the Brooklyn Gun Buy Back Program
to Reduce Violent Crime.
CAN ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SURRENDER A GUN? Active or retired law enforcement officers and licensed gun dealers are not
eligible to participate in the program.