Utica Police Gun Buy Back Day Nets Over 200 Weapons
The Utica Police Department’s recent gun buy back day was a success.
Chief Mark Williams says they collected 201 weapons, including 108 handguns and four assault-style weapons.
The gun buy back program was conducted along with the State Attorney General’s Office.
Assistant Attorney General James Williams.says Utica’s gun buy back day was the second held in the state.
He says a gun buy back program in Rochester took in about 240 weapons.
The program paid $25 for non-working or antique firearms, $50 for rifles and shotguns, $75 for handguns and $100 for assault weapons.
Once the serial numbers on the guns are checked to see if they were stolen, the weapons will be destroyed.