Waterbury PD receive 81 guns from public in buyback program

New Haven

The Waterbury police department held a gun buyback program for the public on Saturday.

Police said a total of 81 guns were turned in; 59 of those guns were turned in during the first hour.

They provided Stop & Shop gift cards to those who turned in their unwanted guns.

Police said gun violence is a major problem for public health. The buyback event’s purpose is to remove unwanted guns from the community to prevent children or criminals from accessing them.

The Waterbury police department held a gun buyback event on Saturday, June 22, 2019. They received a total of 81 guns. (Photo: Waterbury Police Department)

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