Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco III announces a community gun buyback event which will be held on Thursday December 13, 2022, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Village of Haverstraw Department of Public Works Building, 115 Bowline Plant Rd., Haverstraw, NY. This event is being held in partnership with the Haverstraw and Stony Point Police Departments, the New York State Police, the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office and all local law enforcement agencies.
“Senseless gun violence continues to plague our county, state, and the entire nation.” The U.S. gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men, according to study published November 29th, in JAMA Network Open. “Any firearms that we can remove from our streets can potentially prevent them from being used in criminal and other violent acts that negatively impact our communities. I am proud to partner with all of Rockland County law enforcement in our ongoing efforts to keep the people safe”, Sheriff Falco said.
Guns can be turned in anonymously, no identification is required, and no questions asked. Payments for surrendered guns will be made by pre-paid gift cards under the following payment schedule:
Assault Rifles: $250.00
Rifles or Shotguns: $75.00
Non-Working or Antique Guns: $25.00
Firearms are to be transported unloaded and in the trunk of a vehicle. Licensed gun dealers and active or retired law enforcement are not eligible to participate in this program. Please see the attached flyer for complete details.
For further comment or if you have any further questions, contact Sheriff Louis Falco at (845) 638-5466.