Gun buy back program

January 23, 2010 1:15:37 AM PST
Law enforcement officials will exchange firearms for $200 bank cards during a gun buyback program in the Bronx Saturday. The first buy back, last April, ran for just six hours.

During that time, almost 1,000 guns were turned in at half-a-dozen Bronx churches.

The weapons were later melted down and turned into wire coat hangers.

The buy backs will take place at the following locations between 10am and 4pm.

-St. Luke's Catholic Church, 623 E. 138th St., Bronx.

-St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 1183 Franklin Ave., Bronx.

-Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 763 Prospect Ave., Bronx.

-Our Lady of Grace, 3985 Bronxwood Ave., Bronx.