We write to share that Trenton is one of three NJ municipalities selected by the NJ Office of the Attorney General to host “Guns for Cash,” a two-day gun buyback/amnesty program which aims to take deadly weapons off the streets.
Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on those dates, residents can turn in up to three firearms of any type “no questions asked” and receive as much as $200 per weapon. Police officers will be stationed at Friendship Baptist to collect and secure the guns. The Attorney General’s Office is paying for the gun buyback with forfeiture funds obtained by the Division of Criminal Justice, the State Police, and the Mercer County Prosecutors’ Offices.
“Guns for Cash” is part of a larger initiative to remove deadly weapons from NJ communities. including Triggerlock, under which high-priority gun offenders arrested by municipal police or state authorities are referred for prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office under federal law, which carries lengthier prison terms, including potential penalties of 15 years without parole to life for the most serious gun offenses.
Date: July 28 and 29, 2017
Location: Friendship Baptist Church, 111 Perry St., Trenton, NJ 08618
Residents with questions about the buyback effort can call the Attorney General’s Citizen Services unit at (609) 984-5828 or visit www.nj.gov/guns. Please share widely within your networks – this is a one-time event and its success depends on resident participation.
Full press release http://nj.gov/oag/newsreleases17/pr20170627gbb.html