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New Haven Gun Buyback Takes Place Saturday

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Keith Srakocic
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AP

Anyone looking to surrender guns anonymously will be able to drop them off without leaving their vehicle at New Haven Police Academy on Saturday. The buyback comes after a nearly 50% uptick in gun violence during the pandemic.

The gun buyback program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will incorporate COVID-19 precautions. Those participating can drive-up to drop off guns, no questions asked.

New Haven Police Department will offer gift cards while supplies last. They range from $10 to $150 dollars, depending on the style of gun. That includes everything from BB guns to assault-style weapons.

Guns must be delivered unloaded and in clear plastic bags. Any ammunition must be in a separate bag. The person dropping off the gun will not be charged with illegal possession of that specific firearm.