Stamford police hosting gun buy back this Saturday

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Stamford Police Officer Vito Sileo gathers data on guns including a circa 1900 32 revolver collected at the Turn of River Firehouse during a buyback event in Stamford, Conn., Jan. 19, 2013. Roughly 15 guns were collected during the event including shotguns, rifles and handguns.

Stamford Police Officer Vito Sileo gathers data on guns including a circa 1900 32 revolver collected at the Turn of River Firehouse during a buyback event in Stamford, Conn., Jan. 19, 2013. Roughly 15 guns were collected during the event including shotguns, rifles and handguns.

Stamford police are hosting a gun buy back event this Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Stamford Police Department. The buy back, which seeks to clear the city of unwanted guns, comes on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The police department has hosted several buy back events in the last couple years. When covering a similar buy back last January, the Advocate noted that “This is the third recent buyback conducted in Stamford. The department held one prior to the tragedy in Newtown, and another in the wake of the shootings. Between the two buybacks, the department was able to collect 32 firearms, including two shotguns, five rifles, 14 revolvers, 11 pistols, two BB guns, two swords and a battle axe.”

This weekend’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stamford Police Department, 805 Bedford St. For more information, check out the post on the city’s website here. 

 

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Maggie Gordon

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