The city of New London will be hosting gun buyback events in March, funded by donations.
The city administration will use private donations from individuals and groups throughout the city and county for the buyback initiative, according to a news release from the mayor’s office. No city funds will be used to buy the guns.
Residents who sell their guns will receive a pre-paid credit card.
Those who turn in handguns will receive $100, while shotguns and traditional rifles will be purchased for $75 and assault rifles will be purchased for $150.
The New London Police Department will bring the guns to the Connecticut State Police to be destroyed.
You can bring the guns to the Truman Street Police Substation on Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3, Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.
Donations for the buyback should be made to “the City of New London – Gun Buyback” and sent to the Mayor’s Office at the City Hall of New London at 181 State Street, New London, Connecticut 06320.
The donations are tax deductible and the donations to, and disbursements from, the fund will be public record.