Attorney General announces statewide gun buyback

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a comprehensive statewide gun buyback. The Attorney Generalâ??s office announced that his office will be accepting working and non-working, unloaded weapons in exchange for compensation.

The sites will be in Binghamton, Poughkeepsie, Utica, Yonkers and the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga.

The gun buybacks are designed to reduce gun violence and keep weapons out of the hands of those that would misuse them.

â??By encouraging gun owners to turn in their weapons through our cash-for-guns program, weâ??re removing deadly firearms from locations where they can be stolen or otherwise misused, keeping them out of the wrong hands,â?? Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said. â??Every day, my office fights to ensure all New Yorkers are safe and secure in their communities. Along with vigorously enforcing our stateâ??s gun laws, Iâ??m proud that my office has taken this additional step to stop the outbreak of gun violence that has plagued our communities.â??

The AGâ??s office is offering $25 for antique or non-working firearms, $50 for rifles and shotguns, $75 for handguns and $100 for assault-style weapons.

For more information, call Debra Martin, Assistant Attorney General in charge at 585-546-7514.