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Nassau police holding gun buyback event

Guns seized by the NYPD as part of

Guns seized by the NYPD as part of Operation Ghostbusters. (Jan. 24, 2013) (Credit: NYPD)

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.

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