Guilford police host gun buyback event, distributes gun safes, locks

New Haven

The Guilford Police Department held a voluntary gun buyback and safe firearm storage event on Saturday.

Guilford police collaborated with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, the Yale New Haven Hospital’s Injury Prevention program and the Song Strong Foundation for the event.

The Song Strong Foundation was formed after Guilford teen Ethan Song accidently shot and killed himself at a friend’s house in 2018.

Related Content: Waterbury PD receive 81 guns from public in buyback program

Police said they took in 83 weapons and distributed over 40 free gun safes and trigger locks. Citizens received Visa gift cards in exchange for their unwanted firearms.

If you have an unwanted weapon, the Guilford police department says you to take them to the police station at any time.

Guilford gun buyback program on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Phot: Guilford Police department)

==

Free download: Access Connecticut breaking news, weather, stream newscasts live and more on-the-go with News 8 alerts directly to your phone.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Haven

Children are better at fighting off COVID than adults, Yale University study finds

News /

North Branford high school student tests positive for coronavirus, 19 students now under quarantine

News /

AAA Northeast hosts free car seat safety check clinic in Hamden

News /

Sen. Blumenthal pushes for more COVID-19 testing for veterans

News /

Candlelight vigil honoring Justice Ginsburg to be held tonight on the Guilford Green

News /

West Haven engineering magnet school student named finalist in national STEP competition

News /
More New Haven

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss