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Connecticut Statewide Gun Buyback and Gun Safe Giveaway Day – Guilford, Hartford, Middletown, Newtown, Stamford, Waterbury

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This year, the buyback and safe storage giveaway events in the communities have been planned on Veteran’s Day Weekend to shine a light on the devastating impact of gun suicides in the veteran community.

The gun buyback and gun safe storage giveaway day is an important community safety initiative that will help veteran gun owners, other gun owners, and their family members to dispose of unwanted and/or unsecured guns to help reduce the risk of homicides, suicides, unintentional shootings, domestic violence, and keep guns from getting into the wrong hands – such as children, individuals who may be facing a mental health crisis, individuals with dementia, perpetrators of domestic violence, and criminals.

The buybacks will provide gift cards to individuals who turn in an operable firearm.

***Guns must be transported in the trunk of the car

***Non-operable guns, BB Guns, & Ammunition are welcome, but no gift cards will be exchanged for these items

$25: Single & Double Shot (Derringer-Style) Handguns & Any Type of Black Powder Guns

$50: Rifles & Shotguns

$100: Pistol & Revolver Handguns

$200: Assault Weapons (Per CT Summary of Gun Laws. To Be Determined by Police. No Newly Sawed-Off Shotguns)

Guns must be delivered unloaded in clear plastic bags, and any ammunition must be delivered in a separate bag in the trunk of the car. Please note: COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly enforced. All participants must wear a mask and comply with all social distancing guidelines.

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10am-1pm (in most locations). Anonymous, No ID, No questions asked.

  • GUILFORD: Police Department, 400 Church Street
  • HARTFORD: Public Works, 50 Jennings Road
  • MIDDLETOWN: Police Department, 7735 Main Street
  • NEWTOWN: Police Department, 191 South Main Street
  • STAMFORD: Police Department, 725 Bedford Street
  • WATERBURY: Police Department Training Center, 240 Bank Street


November 12, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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