HAND IN A GUN, GET A GIFT
For the ninth year, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center are joining forces with the City of Hartford, Hartford Police Department, the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office and Community Renewal Team (CRT) to sponsor a Gun BuyBack Program.
The collection date is Saturday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Community Renewal Team at 555 Windsor Street, Hartford.
Firearm violence is a major public health problem, and removing unwanted guns from the community will prevent children and criminals from getting access to these weapons.
The Gun BuyBack Program will provide Stop & Shop gift cards to individuals who turn in an operable firearm. A $200 gift card will be given for an assault rifle; a $100 gift card for a handgun or revolver; and a $25 gift card for the return of a shotgun or rifle. Guns should be unloaded, placed in a clear plastic bag inside a paper bag or box. Guns may be returned anonymously.