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Legislature Supports Gun Buyback Event

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), passed a resolution of support for s Gun Buyback Event, proposed by Sheriff Ken Lansing and District Attorney Matt Van Houten.  The event, to receive and buy guns turned in by members of the public, will take place Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Airport Fire and Rescue Building, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca. 

This is similar to gun buyback events held in past years.  The resolution notes that, without such an event, it may be difficult for many people to dispose of unwanted guns, leading to situations where the guns are lost or left unsecured, and that providing a safe and secure pathway for people to voluntarily dispose of guns that they no longer wish to possess or store will prevent those guns from being used unsafely, thereby providing a useful service to the community.