Officials at a press conference discussing the Guin Buy Back Program. (Photo credit; Nassau County)
Officials at a press conference discussing the Guin Buy Back Program. (Photo credit; Nassau County)

Nassau County will hold another Gun Buy Back Program in Uniondale Saturday as part of its strategy to get guns off the street, officials said.

Residents who want to exchange their firearms for cash can do so at Bishop R.W. Harris’ Grace Cathedral Church at 944 Jerusalem Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon, officials said.

Individuals will be paid $100 for every operable rifle, $200 for each operable handgun and $400 for each operable assault rifle, the county said. Licensed guns, BB guns, air pistols and replicas are not accepted.

“Crime doesn’t pay, but turning in a gun to this community-based buy-back event at Grace Cathedral Church does,” said Nassau County District Attorney Rice. “This program is safe and anonymous for anyone who wants to help make our communities safer and stop crimes before they happen, while earning some cash in the process.”

“By working together, we can ensure that Nassau County remains the safest suburban County in the nation,” added Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

The program, which uses asset forfeiture funds from Nassau police and the district attorney’s office, has already taken nearly 3,000 guns off the streets, officials said.


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