Long Beach, NY - August 7, 2015 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas and Acting Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter will host a Gun Buy Back event in conjunction with the Long Beach Police Department on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Christian Light Baptist Church, located at 620 Park Place in Long Beach.
Asset forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program, which is strictly anonymous. Individuals are paid $100 cash for every turned in operable rifle, $200 cash for each turned in operable handgun and $400 cash for each turned in operable assault rifle. Not accepted are: licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols and replicas. Guns must be transported in the trunk of the car, unloaded and placed in a shoe box, or plastic/paper bag.
“The Gun Buyback Program, using asset forfeiture dollars, has taken more than 3,500 guns off our streets before they fell into the wrong hands,” said County Executive Mangano. “Community support is critical to the success of this program, and I thank the Christian Light Baptist Church for hosting this effort to take illegal firearms off our streets. By working together, we can continue to ensure that Nassau County remains the safest suburban County in the nation.”
“Our gun buyback programs have taken thousands of guns off of Nassau streets, and this event in Long Beach is another important step in our ongoing fight to eliminate the threat of gun violence,” Acting DA Singas said. “I thank Christian Light Baptist Church and the Long Beach and Nassau County Police Departments for partnering with us to get dangerous and illegal firearms out of our communities.”