Hamden Police Department receives over 100 working firearms during Gun Buyback program

The Hamden Police Department received a total of 103 working firearms, including two assault weapons over this past weekend during its second-ever Gun Buyback event allowing individuals to safely dispose of unwanted firearms.

Donations were accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. where many residents and non-residents could receive cash and gift cards in exchange for working firearms. The goal of the Gun Buyback program is to eliminate unwanted guns, especially in the hands of those who should not have them. The program grants full anonymity while educating them on safe storage practices.

This year’s event was sponsored by Hamden’s Police Department, Swords to Plowshares Northeast, and the Strengthening Police & Community Partnerships program. The major fiduciaries were Three Brother’s Diner, Franklin Communities, along with the event’s key sponsor, Fixing Fathers Inc.

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