January 5, 2013

Gun buyback today

We just saw the sign for this on Green Street in Ithaca. They're open until 4:30, there and on Brown Road by the airport.

Gun Buyback Program **Cash for Guns**

On January 5, 2013 the Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office will co-host a Gun Buyback program to help reduce the availability of guns on the streets.

This is a joint public safety venture and the goal of the program is to remove unwanted guns from our community before they fall into the hands of those that may do harm. The program is endorsed by the Tompkins County District Attorney's Office and City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick.


The program is really quite simple: the Gun Buyback program rewards citizens for their voluntary surrender of firearms. Cash will be paid on the spot for firearms that are in working order, including up to $200.00 for assault weapons.

Ammunition, non-functioning guns, BB-type guns, Air-soft guns, and Air-rifles will be accepted, however no cash will be paid for them. Citizens may turn in as many guns as they'd like, however there is a limit of three guns for which cash will be paid. Photo ID is required for accounting purposes.

January 5, 2013 8:30am-4:30pm

The event will be held in two locations:

Ithaca Fire Department, 310 West Green Street, Ithaca, NY
Tompkins County Airport Fire and Rescue Building, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY

If you have any questions please call 607-327-0759

Update: Looks like they got about 145 guns.

Posted by simon at January 5, 2013 12:53 PM in
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