Burlington PoliceĀ  Department to HostĀ  Gun Buy-Back Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 30, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Burlington Police Department
to Host Gun Buy-Back Event

BURLINGTON -- Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department, in cooperation with several partner organizations, will host a gun buy-back event next month. 

WHEN:         Saturday, May 19th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:  Burlington Police Department Garage, 45 Center St.

WHO:

  • Burlington Police Department
  • Middlesex Sheriff's Department
  • Burlington Board of Health
  • Burlington Interfaith Clergy Association
  • Wegmans

WHAT:

The Burlington Police Department will offer residents a safe way to dispose of unwanted firearms.
Those who do submit firearms will receive a $25 gift card to Wegmans in exchange for each one
they turn in. 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 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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