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Nassau gun-buyback day coming

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey, right, along

Nassau County Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey, right, along with members of the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau DA's office check in guns surrendered during the seventh annual Gun Buyback Program. There were about 140 guns surrendered within the first two hours of operation on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, in Uniondale. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County will hold gun-buyback events at two locations on Saturday, June 11, paying $200 to anyone who turns in an unlicensed, operable handgun.

The program dates were announced Thursday by County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

The buybacks will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Faith Baptist Church of Hempstead, 145 N. Franklin Ave., and at Grace Cathedral, 944 Jerusalem Ave., Uniondale.

The buyback program guarantees anonymity to participants. Licensed guns, BB guns, air pistols, long guns and replicas are ineligible.

Guns transported by car must be in the trunk of the car, unloaded and put inside a plastic or paper bag or a shoe box.

Forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are used to fund the program.

Above, former Nassau Police Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey checks in guns that were surrendered during a gun-buypack program last August. 

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