A Connecticut Statewide Gun Buyback and Gun Safe Giveaway Day is being held in several locations this coming weekend, including in Newtown. A group of public safety organizations are backing the events on Saturday at the Newtown Police Department from 10am to 2pm.
The anonymous buy back does not require identification and no questions will be asked. Guns must be transported to the buyback location in the trunk of the car. Gift cards will be given to anyone who turns in an operable firearm. Any ammunition must be delivered in a separate bag.
A limited supply of biometric gun safes will be provided free of charge to those with a valid gun permit.
All participants must wear a mask and comply with all social distancing guidelines. Guilford Police, Hartford Police, Norwalk Police, and Waterbury Police are also participating.
The groups include Newtown Action Alliance Foundation, Ethan Miller Song Foundation, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Connecticut Against Gun Violence Education Fund, Swords to Plowshares Northeast, Wilton Quaker Meeting, Connecticut Violence Intervention Program, Mothers United Against Violence, and Tears for Triumph, Violent Crime Survivors.