Thursday, April 24, 2014

Alert

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Capital Region

Sheriff pleased with Schenectady County gun buyback results

  • Text size: + -
Albany/HV: Sheriff pleased with Schenectady County gun buyback results
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office's gun buyback program continued Saturday. The event was held at the Carver Community Center on Craig Street in Schenectady.

Officials say the idea is to offer families a chance to benefit from the safe removal and destruction of unwanted or illegal weapons.

"This is our sixth gun buyback program that we've participated in. So far, we're very pleased with the turnout and the participation from the residents of the county," said Sheriff Dominic Dagostino. "To this point, we've given out $6,100 in gift cards for handguns and $3,500 in gift cards for long gun, so we're very pleased with the progress of this initiative."

Sheriff Dagostino says the county will plan similar programs for the future.

10.11.12.242 ClientIP: 54.237.134.62, 10.62.6.199, 23.62.6.207 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP