Legislator Scannell Monitors Gun Buy-Back Initiative
On Saturday, Jan. 30, Nassau County Legislator Joe Scannell (D-Baldwin) joined Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice at Shiloh Baptist Church in Rockville Centre for a gun buy back initiative. This program is an effort to remove illegal handguns from the street. The gun buy back is anonymous, and individuals are paid $200 cash per gun. It is funded by forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the DA’s office.
“Last Saturday, I witnessed the drop-off of many illegal guns. By the end of the day, the Police Department collected 173 guns. This is a highly successful program that helps our police in combating crime,” said Legislator Scannell. Pictured at the gun buy back program are Legislator Scannell, Nassau County Detective Robert McHugh and Detective Thomas Kelley of the Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Intelligence Detail.