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Gun buy-back in the Bronx

April 25, 2009 5:22:01 AM PDT
A gun buy-back program this weekend is aiming to get illegal guns off the streets in the Bronx. People can turn in guns at six Bronx churches, no questions asked.

In return, they will get a $200 bank card.

No names or identification will be taken by police.

Anyone who misses the buy-back day can drop off a gun at a local precinct for $100 anytime.

Here are the Bronx gun buy-back locations:

  • Immaculate Conception Church, 607 Melrose Ave. and 150th St.
  • Miracle Revival Temple, 1555 Macombs Road near W. Mount Eden Ave.
  • Immaculate Conception Church, 754 E. Gun Hill Road near Holland Ave.
  • The New Gospel Temple, Church of God in Christ, 1554 Minford Place near 173rd St.
  • Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 600 Soundview Ave.at Randall Ave.
  • Community Protestant Church, 1659 E. Gun Hill Road near Gunther Ave.
  • Since last fall, the NYPD has collected 35-hundred guns.


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