By Charles J. Hynes
Brooklyn District Attorney
On Saturday, January 28, 2012, I will be joining Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, NYS Assembly Member Karim Camara, and New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith at the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church in sponsoring a “Cash for Guns” program. Senior Pastor Dr. Clive E. Neil will join us with hosting this event at his church located at 1200 Dean Street (corner of Nostrand Avenue).
During the Gun Buy Back, individuals who own operable handguns are able to trade each of them in for a $200 bank card. BB or air guns, as well as operable rifles and shotguns, can be redeemed for $20 each. There is no limit to the number of guns participants can surrender, but they will be paid for at most three of them. All of the transactions are anonymous.
The guns must be placed in a plastic or paper bag or a box. Also, if transporting the gun by car, the gun must be transported in the trunk of the automobile. After the gun is screened by officers and determined to be operable, you will be issued a bank card for $200. Active or retired law enforcement officers and licensed gun dealers are not eligible to participate in the program.
For additional information you can call the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church at (718) 467-0740, or 311 and ask for information regarding the Brooklyn Gun Buy Back Program to Reduce Violent Crime. Additionally, for announcements concerning future Gun Buy Back Programs, please visit my office’s website at www.brooklynda.org. To have your questions answered in a future column please visit firstname.lastname@example.org.