Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.
Updated: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 10:53 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 10:53 PM EST
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) -- One day before Vice President Biden visits the state to talk about gun violence, the Mayor of Bridgeport calls the city's gun 'buyback program' a success.
Mayor Bill Finch says the program has removed more than 650 firearms off the streets since its launch back in December.
He says the buyback 'exceeded all expectations,' so much so that the city is hoping to continue the program.
"We're going to continue it, we have about $30,000 left. We're looking for more donors so if people see this and they want to help us continue this great track record of making Bridgeport safer, we'd love to have their help," said Mayor Finch.
The police department says it's given out more than $70,000 for the guns.