Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and NYPD to Host Gun Buyback Event in Flatbush
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, together with New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, announced a Gun Buyback event that will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Vanderveer Park United Methodist Church, 3114 Glenwood Road, in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The event is hosted in partnership with the Rev. Melvin D. Boone and with the GodSquad.
The DA’s Office, along with the NYPD, will offer money in the form of a $200 bank card and an iPad for each operable gun or assault rifle turned in (iPads are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis). All transactions will be anonymous, no questions asked. The bank cards will be issued after each firearm is received and screened by officers on-site. Guns should be unloaded and packaged in a paper or plastic bag or a box when brought to the event. If transported by car, the guns must be kept in the trunk. Both working and inoperable weapons will be accepted.
District Attorney Gonzalez said, “My Office has been employing a multi-pronged strategy to bring down the levels of gun violence in Brooklyn, focusing on the most violent individuals and building strong community partnerships. Saturday’s gun buyback event will provide an opportunity for everyone to turn in a firearm and receive cash and an iPad – a simple action that can help reduce the number of lethal weapons on our streets. I encourage anyone who is in possession of a gun or rifle, or knows of someone who is, to come out, get some money and help make Brooklyn safer.”
Learn more by reading the press release and referring to the flyer below. Please help to spread the word!