Bridgeport gun buyback program continues
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Bridgeport officials say the first day of the city's largest gun buyback program netted 104 weapons.
The program resumes on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division. It will continue on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and every Saturday in January, as needed.
Last week, Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. kicked off the buyback in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown. Police are offering up to $200 for a working handgun and $75 for a rifle. Local grocers are also offering gift card incentives.
Police paid out $13,400 on Saturday.
The firearms, which can be turned in anonymously, must be unloaded and brought in a clear plastic bag or other container.