SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Schenectady County Sheriff's Office conducted its eighth Gun Buy Back event on Saturday.
As part of a monthly program, county residents can trade in handguns for a $200 gift card or assault weapons for a $250 gift card.
The following guns were collected at the event:
- 16 handguns
- 3 pellet handguns
- 1 pellet rifle
- 1 shotgun
- 1 sawed off shotgun
During previous events, the program has accumulated 53 handguns, 56 rifles/shotguns, and 35 non-working guns.
The funds for the buyback come from the department's Asset Forfeiture Fund along with the Schenectady County D.A.'s office, Schenectady Police Department, Golub/Price Chopper, Stewarts Shops, and other organizations.