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)


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