On Saturday, June 22, 2019, between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm, the Guilford Police Department in cooperation and collaboration with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, the Song Strong Foundation and the Yale New Haven Hospital’s Injury Prevention Program, conducted a voluntary gun buy-back and safe firearm storage event at the Guilford Police Department, with the goal of removing unwanted firearms from the community.
In exchange for turning in a firearm, citizens received Visa gift cards ($25 for a single/double shot derringer type, $50 for a rifle, $100 for a handgun, and $200 for an assault weapon). Turned in during the event were 3 Derringer type, 46 handguns, 31 rifles and 3 assault weapons. In an effort to further promote the safe and responsible storage of firearms, the Yale New Haven Hospital Injury Prevention Program also provided safe gun storage information pamphlets, and free gun locks and gun storage safes to citizens interested in safe storage options for their firearms. Distributed during the event were 9 small safes, 18 large safes and 15 gun/trigger locks.
Residents are also reminded that they can turn in unwanted weapons for destruction to Guilford Police Department at any time.