Bridgeport’s gun buyback program, which has taken more than 730 firearms off the streets since December, will continue on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the police department’s Community Services Division, 1395 Sylvan Avenue.
More than $150,000 in cash and grocer gift cards has been raised from businesses and private donations to fund the program, and the city is accepting donation to continue the program.
More than three dozen assault weapons have been turned in so far.
“Every gun that’s turned in is one less gun that could be used to kill or injure someone,” said Mayor Finch. “This effort has been an amazing success and we want to keep it going as long as people want to turn in their guns.”
Donations to the gun buyback fund are welcome and members of the public who wish to donate can send a check to RYASAP Gun Buyback Fund, 2470 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605.