Gun buy-back program accepting rifles, assault weapons

There will be a Community Gun Buy-Back event on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Utica Recreation Center, 220 Memorial Parkway, in the upper parking lot off of Elm Street.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 12:05 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – There will be a Community Gun Buy-Back event on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Utica Recreation Center, 220 Memorial Parkway, in the upper parking lot off of Elm Street.

Payments are as follows:

  • Non-working or antique firearms - $25
  • Rifles and shot guns - $50
  • Handguns - $75
  • Assault weapons - $100

Payments will be made at the site of the event via prepaid debit cards.

Guns must be unloaded and placed in a paper bag, box or plastic bag before bringing to the site.

Any member of the public can participate in the program, except licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement officers, who will not be eligible.

This program is presented by New York State Attorney General Letitia James in collaboration with the City of Utica Police Department.

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