New England News
3:21 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Gun Buyback Is Set For Saturday

People in western Massachusetts will have an opportunity on Saturday to turn in un-wanted firearms for safe disposal.

Credit Flickr/Smarter's Photos

   The Hampden County District Attorney and Springfield Police Department are running a gun buyback program from 10 AM to 5 PM at the police headquarters. District Attorney Mark Mastroianni said it’s a chance for someone who may have an old gun stashed in the basement to get rid of it before it winds up in the hands of a criminal

   The program will pay $50 per gun , $100 for an assault rifle.  $10,000 has been collected for the program from private donations.  The last Hampden County gun buy back in 2009 resulted in close to 100 guns being turned in.