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Nassau police holding gun buyback event
The Nassau Police Department is encouraging residents to turn in unlicensed and unloaded firearms as part of a gun buyback day scheduled for Feb. 16 in Uniondale.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Grace Cathedral International Church, located at 886 Jerusalem Ave.
The county will pay residents $200 for handguns and $100 for rifles and assault rifles, said Brian Nevin, spokesman for Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano.
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The program is funded by Police Department asset forfeiture funds.
Since Mangano took office in 2010, Nevin said, he has held eight gun buyback days with authorities collecting 980 weapons.