Gun Buyback

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Gun Buyback This Weekend In Hartford

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – This Saturday, those with local trauma centers and Hartford police are sponsoring the 6th annual Capital Region Gun Buyback. As in the past, those turning in unwanted firearms will be eligible […]


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Bridgeport Announces Gun Buyback

(Bridgeport, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – On Saturday, Bridgeport residents who have unwanted firearms are being urged to turn them in to police. In exchange, those turning in handguns, rifles and guns deemed to be assault rifles […]


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Hartford Gun Buyback Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford police and the city’s hospitals are teaming up to offer a daylong gun buyback program, giving out gift cards in exchange for working weapons. Connecticut residents can drop off unwanted […]


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Conn. Woman Sued Over Gun-Into-Jewelry Idea

A Connecticut woman is facing a federal lawsuit accusing her of stealing an idea and business model to reduce gun violence by repurposing illegal guns into jewelry.


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Norwalk Police Hold Gun Buy-Back

Norwalk police say they collected 18 firearms in their gun buy-back Saturday.


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Gun Buyback Nets More Than 500 Weapons

A gun buyback program that began last month in Connecticut’s biggest city has netted more than 500 weapons, including several dozen assault-style weapons.


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Company Melts Bought Back Guns, Bullets Into ‘Caliber Collection’ Bracelets

A philanthropic Greenwich-based company is taking guns and bullets obtained through buyback programs and repurposing them – into fashionable accessories.


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Experts Say Gun Buyback Programs Are Popular But Ineffective

Despite the growing popularity of gun buyback programs, experts say that the events are largely ineffective.


Hartford Hospital Doctor Lenworth Jacobs (L), Hartford Police Chief Daryl Roberts, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, St. Francis Hospital Doctor David Shapiro, and CCMC Doctor Brendan Campbell

Gift Cards For Guns In Hartford

For the third straight year, Hartford’s three trauma centers are the driving force behind a gun buyback program in Hartford.