Gun buyback event set for Thursday in Troy

From The Record:

The City of Troy, Troy Police Department, Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office, Troy African American Pastoral Alliance, President/Dr. Bishop Norman R. Macklin (New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church) and Reverend Charles Burkes (United Ordained Church) are co-hosting a gun buyback event in the Collar City on Thursday, May 30.

The purpose of the event is to reduce the amount of illegally possessed firearms available in the community, officials noted.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guns may be turned in anonymously at the Troy Department of Public Works parking lot, located at 40 Orr Street.

Cash rewards will be handed out for the guns, including $200 for any working handgun (pistol or revolver), $50 for any working rifle/shotgun, $40 for any non-working, actual handgun (does not include BB/pellet, Airsoft, blank, replica, etc.).

Officials said the guns must be unregistered to receive a reward. Registered guns that are no longer wanted can be turned in for safekeeping.

Police also ask to make sure the gun is unloaded and brought in a container, bag, box, etc.

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