Three handguns turned in at a gun buyback in New Haven, Dec. 22, 2012.
Updated: Sunday, 03 Feb 2013, 12:19 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 03 Feb 2013, 12:19 PM EST
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have collected 18 firearms during Norwalk's first gun buyback.
The Hour reports that people who turned in guns Saturday were given Visa gift cards worth $50-$100.
The program is an effort to get guns out of circulation and is one of several that have been held around the country since the December massacre of 20 children and six educators at a Newtown elementary school, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
Sgt. Lisa Cotto says a Norwalk resident anonymously donated $5,026 to fund the buyback, a symbolic amount to remember the 26 Newtown victims.
Among the weapons collected are six handguns, two shotguns and 10 rifles.
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....