Mangano, Rice & Krumpter To Host Gun Buy Back Program
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Acting Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter announced today that they will be hosting a Gun Buy Back Program on Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Grace Cathedral, located at 944 Jerusalem Avenue in Uniondale.
The Gun Buy Back Program is strictly anonymous and individuals will be paid $200 cash per turned in operable handgun. Not accepted are: licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols, long guns and replicas. Guns transported by car must be transported in the trunk of the car and must be unloaded and put in a plastic/paper bag or in a shoe box.
“More than 1,500 guns have been turned in as a result of our gun buyback program. This program has proven to be effective in getting guns off our streets before they fall into the wrong hands,” said County Executive Mangano. “Community support is critical to the success of this program, and we appreciate the assistance of Bishop R.W. Harris and the members of the clergy who are participating in this effort. By working together, we can ensure that Nassau County remains a safe place to live and raise a family.”
“Gun buybacks are a valuable tool to take dangerous weapons off the streets and make our communities safer,” said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. “I am grateful for our partnerships with faith and community leaders who continue to make these life-saving programs so successful.”
“The Gun Buy Back program, our ShotSpotter Program and our GunStoppers Program have been very effective in decreasing gun related crime here in Nassau County,” said Acting Commissioner Krumpter.
Forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program.