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No questions asked gun buyback event happening in Central New York

The state is holding a buyback event where individuals can sell their guns back to the State Attorney General’s office in exchange for giftcards and electronics with no questions asked.

The event is being held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at St. Lucy’s Food Pantry, 425 Gifford St.

A similar event last week in Niagara Falls resulted in the collection of 196 firearms.


The guns need to be delivered unloaded and in a plastic or paper bag, or box. Firearms that are driven to the site need to stay in the trunk. Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement are not eligible for the program.

No ID is required and no questions are being asked. Participants are asked to wear face masks and social distance.

The payments for guns are:

Assault rifle, $250

Handgun, $150

Rifle or shotgun, $75

Non-working or antique gun, $25


Payments will be made with prepaid gift cards and anyone turning in assault rifles and handguns are eligible to receive an Apple iPad, one per person, while supplies last.

For more information on the program, call (315) 864-2000 or visit ag.ny.gov.



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