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