Gun Buyback Nets 182 Weapons In Wake Of Officer’s Death

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn gun buyback conducted on Saturday netted 182 weapons. The count includes 58 semi-automatic handguns, 1 sawed-off shotgun, 2 assault rifles, and a variety of other firearms.

The most notable weapons were a Tec-9 semi-automatic and an SKS assault rifle complete with a bayonet. Seven of the firearms were loaded.

Those who turned in working guns received a $200 bank card.

A June buyback resulted in 71 guns being turned in.

The buyback was conducted as part of the Operation Gun Stop program which seeks to take illegal firearms off of the street.

The event was held following the shooting death of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski.  Authorities say that Figoski was killed with an illegal semi-automatic weapon.

The buyback was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Cypress Hills, the same Brooklyn neighborhood where Figoski was murdered.

Anybody with information regarding illegal firearms can contact Operation Gun Stop at 1-866-GUN-STOP.

What can be done to keep illegal firearms off of the street? Let us know in our comments section.

  • Pat Riot

    Laughing, I had to look up a SKS, and what I found was that it was a mass produced military rifle that fired a 7.52 round. I’ve heard of them in the news, and always with bad connotations, but I had to laugh out loud hen I found out what it was. I have to say that Mosen-Nagent is a better weapon and cheaper. I can get an SKS for about 250.00 and a MN for 100.00.

    The other guns listed, for instance, the Tec-9 is a junk gun that sells for about 250-350 and some are chambered for .22 kids gun rounds. I had a chance to buy one recently and didn’t… mostly because they are off blance, inaccurate, and nearly useless. It’s a cheap scary looking gun that noone really wants to own.

    The rest? The only thing I see on the table woth keeping is two Rugers that look to be in decent shape. If one of them is one of the automatic versions it’s worth some real money, otherwise they are worth far less than what you paid for them.

    Sadly, you pasted your money in this excercize in stupidity. You disarmed some victims for the criminals, overpaid for some crappy guns, and wasted a lot of time and money. And what is the real shame is that if you did get a decent gun, you’re going to destroy it instead of giving it to someone in a bad area to use to defend themselves. And I’ll bet that you got a bunch of crime guns that COUDL have resulted in prosecutions – and are now useless as evidence – so you just put criminals back on the streets. Great job.

    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

  • Pat Riot

    In other news, the shooter of a police officer turned in his weapon, and removed all evidence he committed the crime. He was heard laughing about it later as he bought crack with the 200.00 he got from the gun.

    My question, are the Serials numbers going to be run on these weapons to see if any are reported stolen? It would be nice to see some of the people that owned these weapons to get them back.

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