Some of the weapons surrendered at a gun buyback in New Haven, Dec. 22, 2012.
Updated: Sunday, 27 Jan 2013, 5:19 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 27 Jan 2013, 5:19 PM EST
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Greenwich police are joining other municipal law enforcement agencies and collect guns next month.
The Greenwich Time reports that police say they will take in unwanted weapons and firearms, including assault weapons, rifles and shotguns.
Greenwich will not pay for returned items.
Police Chief James Heavey says Greenwich will hand over all guns collected on Feb. 9 to the state to be destroyed. The program will collect handguns and non-operational weapons and ammunition, carrying cases, holsters, BB guns and swords.
Heavey says the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings that killed 20 children and six educators on Dec. 14 and other recent acts of gun violence may have increased awareness of firearms in the homes of gun owners.
CT Law: "the name and address of a person issued a permit to sell at retail pistols and revolvers...or a state or a temporary state permit to carry a pistol or revolver...shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed...."
CT Law: The terms "pistol" and "revolver" means any firearm having a barrel less than twelve inches in length.
CT Law: Any person who is twenty-one years of age or older may apply to the Commissioner of Public Safety for an eligibility certificate for a pistol or revolver.
CT Law: No person shall carry any pistol or revolver upon his or her person, except when such person is within the dwelling house or place of business of such person, without a permit to carry the same....