Hartford Gun Buyback Event Takes 58 Weapons Off Streets

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    NBCConnecticut.com

    Over 50 guns are off the streets after Hartford’s latest gun buyback event.

    The event took place at the Stewart-Johnson Center at 127 Martin Street on Saturday. Residents were invited to turn in their weapons in exchange for grocery gift cards valued between $50 and $200, depending on the type of gun. Police and community activists say this event is the first to take place in a residential community where gun violence is a serious issue.

    Police collected 50 handguns, five shot guns and three rifles at the event, according to Deputy Chief Brian Foley.