‘Cash For Guns’ Event Scheduled For Saturday In Brooklyn

Clergy/NYPD Coalition Has Helped Get 6,000 Guns Off Streets

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The Brooklyn Clergy/NYPD Coalition to Reduce Violent Crime will hold a “Cash for Guns” event on Saturday at two Brooklyn churches, in the 73rd and 75th Precincts.

Anyone who turns in an operable handgun between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will receive a $200 bank card in exchange, no questions asked, at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville and at Southern Baptist Church, in the 73rd and 75th precincts, respectively.

The event is part of an ongoing partnership announced in September between the Police Department and religious leaders in Brooklyn to attempt to reduce crime in neighborhoods.

Saturday’s event marks the ninth anti-gun drive the NYPD has held in partnership with local clergy, in houses of worship in all five boroughs since 2008. More than 6,000 guns have been removed from the streets as a result of this program.

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For more information on the Brooklyn Clergy/NYPD Coalition, please click here.

  • Carol

    When someone turns in a gun, get his name, find out where he lives and raid his house for more guns under probable cause.

  • DanTe

    Oh goody. Another free evidence destruction drive by libturds. Got a gun that you killed somebody with? Need to destroy it before the cops can trace it back to you? Just go here. Stupid Libturds.

  • Gregg

    6000 Guns ?? That must leave tens of thousands on the streets !! Where the hell are all of these illegal guns coming from ? It is hard to believe that there seems to be little advance in controlling the flow of illegal weapons !! What’s up with that ?

  • anonymous

    When will they do cash for knives? Cash for drugs? Cash for baseball bats? Cash for hockey sticks? Everyone knows it is the baseball bats, drugs and the hockey sticks that are doing bad things. Get rid of them, and there will be no more evil.

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