April 30 2018

Burlington Police to Host Gun Buy-Back Program in May


Anyone who has unwanted firearms in their home can now get rid of it in a safe manner and receive some grocery money at the same time.


The Burlington Police Department will hold a gun buy-back event at the police station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.


The program is made possible by a number of groups, including the Burlington Police Department, the Middlesex Sheriff's Department, Burlington Board of Health, the Burlington Clergy Group and Wegmans


Those who submit firearms will receive a $25 gift card to Wegmans in exchange for each one they turn in, a notice from the department states. Airsoft or BB guns may also be turned in, but owners of those items will not be compensated for doing so.


Officers will also be available during the event to retrieve firearms from the homes of residents who wish to surrender them but are unable to attend in person. All guns that are turned in will be safely destroyed.


“This is an excellent opportunity for residents to remove unwanted firearms from their home and feel confident that they won't fall into the wrong hands,” Chief Michael Kent said. “I encourage anyone who is interested in surrendering their unwanted firearms to do so at this event, and I want to thank our partner agencies and Wegmans for making this possible.”


Anyone with questions may reach out to Detective Thomas Carlson by phone at 781-505-4913 or by email at tcarlson@bpd.org.


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