Springfield Gardens gun buyback event takes 79 firearms off Queens streets

There are 79 illegal weapons off the streets of Queens as a result of a gun buyback event co-hosted by Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, New York State Attorney General Letitia James and the NYPD on Saturday, June 12.

In return for an Apple iPad — while supplies lasted — and a $200 bank card, gun owners were encouraged to surrender their operable firearms at St. Mary Magdalene Roman Catholic Church in Springfield Gardens between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., no questions asked. Additionally, owners of BB guns or air pistols received a $25 bank card, and those in possession of a rifle or shotgun were handed a $75 bank card.

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