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Norwalk Police holding gun buy-back

By Nancy Guenther Chapman

NORWALK, Conn. – A donation will be used by the Norwalk Police Department to fund a Feb. 2 gun-buy-back.

The buy back will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community room at police headquarters, located at 1 Monroe St., and is being coordinated by the Community Services Unit. Officers will receive the weapons and offer Visa gift cards for all weapons that are in working order.

Payments as follows:

  • Rifles  and shotguns — $50
  • Handguns — $75
  • Assault Weapons — $100 (any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semi-automatic or burst fire or any of the firearms listed or which meet the requirements as listed in CGS 53-202a).

“We are grateful for the generosity of the Norwalk resident whose donation of $5,026 has made this program possible,” Chief Thomas Kulhawik said in a statement.

All firearms collected will be turned over to the state for destruction. Anyone interested in attending the buy-back should park in the visitor lot and enter through the side community room entrance on South Main Street.

Stipulations are:

  • All firearms must be unloaded
  • Weapons should be transported in a vehicle’s trunk
  • If carrying by hand, the firearm needs to be in a bag or box
  • Ammunition should be transported separately from the gun
  • Residents and non-residents may participate, but businesses do not qualify
  • Firearms considered junk will be accepted but no payments will be made

Additional donations to the program are welcome. Make checks payable to The Norwalk Police Department, noting Gun Buy Back in the memo field, and send them to The Norwalk Police Department, 1 Monroe Street, Norwalk, CT 06854.

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  1. Tim T

    Who will be overseeing this to make sure the guns are actually destroyed and do not end up in some cops private collection??

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