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Boston Holding Gun Buy Back Program, Aims to Get Guns off the Streets in Joint Effort With Other New England Towns

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    Boston, Other New England Towns Hold Gun Buy Back Program

    Saturday is gun buy back day in Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh's initiative is focused on gun safety across the state, but it's also taking part in Worcester, Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island. 

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017)

    Boston residents turned in 64 unwanted, unloaded guns at several locations on Saturday as part of a regional gun buyback program. 

    Each gun will be exchanged for a $100 Visa gift card - no questions asked. 

    The program was announced on Friday by Mayor Marty Walsh and Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty and members of the medical community at City Hall.

    It was a joint effort crossing multiple agencies and states, including Connecticut and Rhode Island. 

    Gun Buyback Program Offering Gift Cards

    [NECN] Gun Buyback Program Offering Gift Cards

    Officials in Boston will exchange $100 Visa gift cards for guns, no questions asked.

    (Published Friday, Dec. 15, 2017)

    Boston officials agreed that more needs to be done to get guns off the streets. 

    "Every day when we’re out at these crime scenes, there’s way too many guns on the streets," said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "And together, working with these hospitals, working with the communities around New England, we can really send a strong message.

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