(Above Picture) Cash For Guns Sign, Jeff Winter/Bklyner
Thirty three guns are now off New York’s streets thanks to a gun buyback held in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Men and women that arrived carrying firearms in bags left with $200 per gun after surrendering them, no questions asked. The event was hosted by Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and the NYPD as the city faces an uptick in gun violence. It was the first buyback in the borough since 2016, which yielded 60 guns.
“You know we have too many guns in the streets, and this is probably the best thing to do,” said one Brooklyn resident who wished to remain anonymous after turning in a revolver. “Hand it over before anything goes down, and that makes New York more safer,” he said, a Blue Lives Matter hat atop his head.