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Nassau police gun buy-back returns
The Nassau County Police Department is encouraging residents to turn over unlicensed firearms as part of its 12th gun buy-back program.
The county will pay $200 in cash for each handgun turned over in operable condition. Guns that are transported by car must be kept in the trunk, be unloaded and placed in a plastic or paper bag or in a shoe box, officials said.
Police will not accept licensed guns, BB guns, air pistols, long guns or replicas.
The buy-back program, which offers anonymity to participants, will take place on Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Perfecting Faith Church at 311 North Main St. in Freeport.
“The gun buyback program, using asset [Police Department] forfeiture dollars, has taken 2,099 guns off our streets before they fell into the wrong hands,” County Executive Edward Mangano said in a statement.
Above: A detective uses a magnifying glass as he looks for the serial number on a gun turned in at the Gun Buy Back Program held at Grace Cathedral in Uniondale. (Dec. 10, 2011)