Gun Program Seeks Safer Communities

posted by John Baibak - 

The mayors of Boston, Worcester;  Providence, Rhode Island; and Hartford, Connecticut, announced today  there is a regional gun buyback in their communities and dozens of others today. 

The coordinated  effort is the first of its kind in the nation.  

There are several  drop-off locations in Boston and in communities throughout the Greater  Worcester area.  

Local Police Departments say the issue is an important one since when they go to house break cases in the state, the first thing they ask is whether or not any guns were taken.

The regional buyback is being held in remembrance of  the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown,  Connecticut, which happened five years ago.

(Worcester County District Attorney's Office)

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