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Belmont Police Department: Gun Buy Back Program


SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Exchange Unwanted Firearms for Grocery Store Gift Cards

Drop-off location will be at the Belmont DPW Yard, 37 C Street

The Belmont Gun Buyback is sponsored by the Belmont Police Department, the Belmont Religious Council, The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and seven individual Belmont houses of worship.* It provides a safe, no questions asked, no i.d. required, way for Belmont residents to dispose of unwanted firearms (working or non-working) and ammunition. Guns turned in at the event must be unloaded with safety engaged and must be contained in a bag, box, or case prior to transporting them for drop-off. Amnesty will be extended for gun law violations (involving transport of firearms) for Belmont residents traveling to the event location, the DPW Yard, 37 C St., on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In addition to peace of mind, participants will receive gift cards to local grocery stores when they drop off their unwanted firearms. Grocery gift cards will be in the following amounts:

* $25.00 for BB or Pellet Gun or Inoperable Firearm

* $50.00 for Revolver, Semi-Automatic, Shotgun, or Rifle

* $100.00 for Assault Weapon

The Belmont Police Department and Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will provide on-duty officers at the event to receive weapons for safe storage, followed by destruction in accordance with state law.

The BPD has set up the following special phone line to receive questions and/or requests for assistance in safely transporting firearms: 617-993-2529

For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation to help cover event expenses: e-mail belmontgunbuyback@gmail.com

* The following individual Belmont houses of worship are co-sponsors of this event: All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Belmont, Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, Beth-El Temple, First Baptist Church of Belmont, The First Church in Belmont, UU, Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC, and The St. Joseph & St. Luke Collaborative Parishes.

Add to your calendar: iCal 5/31/2014 10:00 AM to 5/31/2014 3:00 PM