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Gun buyback event Saturday set in Huntington

A gun buyback event is scheduled for Saturday morning in Huntington, hosted by the state attorney general's office and Suffolk police.

According to a flier distributed by police and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office, nonworking or antique firearms can be sold at the buyback for $25 each. Working rifles and shotguns will fetch $75 apiece. The going rate for handguns is $100 and $150 for assault rifles, according to the flier. Payment will be made on-site by gift card.

Guns must be brought to the buyback unloaded and placed in a plastic bag, paper bag or box. They can be transported to the event in the trunk of a car as long as they are unloaded and concealed, the flier said. Members of the public can surrender an unlimited number of firearms, but licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement are not eligible.

The buyback will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Manor Fire Department at 1650 New York Ave. in Huntington Station.

More information is available by calling the attorney general's Suffolk regional office at 631-231-2424 or by emailing


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