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Nassau gun buyback set for Saturday at Hempstead church

Nassau County is staging a gun buyback event on Saturday at Judea United Baptist Church in Hempstead.

The buyback at the church, at 83 Greenwich St., is from 9 a.m. to noon and is sponsored by County Executive Edward Mangano, District Attorney Madeline Singas, acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and the Hempstead Village Police Department.

Only guns in working order will be accepted; each rifle is worth $100, handguns $200 each and assault rifles $400 each.

Licensed guns, BB guns, air pistols and replicas will not be accepted.

Guns must be transported in the trunk of a car, unloaded and placed in a shoe box or bag.

The gun buyback program is funded by asset-forfeiture dollars from Nassau police and the district attorney’s office, according to a news release.

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