Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has announced that a Gun Buy Back Program will be held in conjunction with the Jamaica Square Civic Association on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pastor Rev. Ralph P. Taylor’s Emanuel Baptist Church, located at 1880 Pelham St. in Elmont.
Individuals will be paid $100 cash for every turned in operable rifle, $200 cash for each turned in operable handgun and $400 cash for each turned in operable assault rifle.
Not accepted are: licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols and replicas. Guns transported by car must be transported in the trunk of the car and must be unloaded and put in a plastic/paper bag or in a shoe box.
The Gun Buy Back Program is strictly anonymous.
According to Mangano, previous Gun Buy Back Programs have taken nearly 3,000 guns off of the streets.
“Community support is critical to the success of this program, and we appreciate the members of the clergy who are participating in this effort to take even more firearms off our streets," Mangano said in a release. "By working together, we can ensure that Nassau County remains the safest suburban county in the nation.”
funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District
Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program.