Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A gun buyback program held in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, organized by the District Attorney’s Office and the NYPD, set a record by collecting 206 firearms. The initiative offered significant incentives, including $500 and an iPad for each fully operable gun or assault rifle turned in. Individuals who brought in operable rifles, shotguns, BB guns, or imitation pistols received varying amounts of compensation. The event took place at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Madison Street and saw participation from organizations such as the Oyate Group, which donated the funds for the $500 bank cards, and Junior’s Restaurant, T-Mobile, and Broadway Stages, who donated 50 iPads given to the first participants. District Attorney Eric Gonzalez expressed gratitude for the community’s collaboration and emphasized the importance of reducing gun violence for safer and healthier neighborhoods.
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