Gun buyback takes nearly 50 weapons off the street

2/4/2021, midnight
Nearly 50 firearms were turned in to law enforcement at a gun buyback event hosted by New York Attorney General ...
Gun buyback NY Attorney General's Press Office photo

Nearly 50 firearms were turned in to law enforcement at a gun buyback event hosted by New York Attorney General Letitia James, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the New York City Police Department.

The gun buyback comes as New York City has experienced record-high levels of gun violence. The event sought to curb this devastation by accepting working and non-working unloaded firearms—with no questions asked—in exchange for compensation. Metro by T-Mobile donated 150 Apple iPads for individuals who turned in guns during the buyback.

Since 2013, the Attorney General’s Office has hosted gun buyback events throughout New York State and has successfully collected more than 2,750 firearms.