Mayor Warren Announces Community Gun Buy-Back

City of Rochester

News Release

(Tuesday, May 18, 2021) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren today announced a Community Gun Buy-Back program in partnership with N.Y. State Attorney General Leticia James and the Rochester Police Department will take place 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 26 at The Church of Love Faith Center, 700 Exchange St.

“Getting guns off our streets must be a priority,” said Mayor Warren. “That’s why I’m glad our police department is partnering with the Attorney General’s Office and our churches to host a gun buy-back event next week. I know Chief Herriott-Sullivan and her team are working with their partners in law enforcement to stop the flow of illegal guns into our city. We must continue working together with our citizens to take these guns off our streets so our residents can feel safe in their neighborhoods and live the lives they deserve.”

Payments for the following types of guns will made by gift cards at the site:
• $25 - non-working or antique firearms
• $75 - rifles and shotguns
• $150 - handguns
• $250 - assault weapons

Participants may surrender as many firearms as they wish. Guns must be brought unloaded and placed in a plastic or paper bag, or a box. Licensed gun dealers, active or retired law enforcement officers are not eligible for this program. This is an Amnesty program and no identification is needed and no questions will be asked of the person dropping off the firearm(s).

Participants must wear mask and maintain social distancing while at The Church of Love Faith Center. For more information, contact the Attorney General’s Office at (585) 546-7430 or by email at intergovernmental.affairs@AG.NY.Gov

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