gun buyback

Pols say buybacks not enough to keep streets safe
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/02/2013 at 10:00AM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND TERENCE M. CULLEN The quest to curb gun violence continues. Politicians within the borough are searching for what they can do at a local level. Councilmember Peter Vallone, Jr., Chair of the Public Safety Committee, says gun buybacks can be effective in getting some old guns off the street, but will [...]

Queens gun buyback brings in more than 500 weapons
Queens gun buyback brings in more than 500 weapons
Southeast Timothy Petropoulos 8/20/2012 at 1:22PM

With no questions asked, hundreds of people walked into New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica and turned in 509 guns over the weekend. The gun buyback program, the first since 2009, netted an AK 47, tec-9, 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols and a Calico 9mm with a 50 round capacity magazine. Participants received $200 for [...]