ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After being put on the back burner, a gun buyback program is set to begin again in Albany.
The program called Enough and has proven to be a success by taking hundreds of guns off the streets. But it was put on pause for the last few years due to a lack of funding.
But now, an award of $5,000 is helping it relaunch. Organizer said the past weekend should be seen as a wakeup call after four shootings took place over three days in the city of Albany.
“They melt them down, which is great, because it gets them off the street and out of the kids’ hands, and hopefully, will stop some violence in our neighborhoods,” Mark Pratt, CFO of Victory Church, said.
Organizers plan to continue the program for as long as they can.