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Sell Guns at Saturday's Buyback Event

The make up date for Bensalem's second gun buyback event is Saturday, Feb. 16.

The make up date for the second gun buyback event is Saturday, Feb. 16. Anyone interested in turning in guns for cash can do so from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Handguns, rifles and shotguns will be bought for $50, while semi-automatic handgun's will get $100, and $200 will be given for assault rifles. A person can turn in an unlimited amount of guns, but cash will be given for up to three weapons per person. 

The gun buyback event is a voluntary way for people to surrender their firearms with no questions asked, with the goal of reducing gun violence.

Aninsman said that the program is anonymous, in hopes that more people will come forth with unwanted guns.

"We just want to get guns off the street," Aninsman said.

After the collection, the guns will be shipped to a foundry, where they will be melted down and then given to the military, Aninsman explained.

To learn more about the buyback, watch Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo and Harran discuss the programon a recent Mornings with the Mayor video. For more information, visit the Bensalem Township Police Deparment website or call 215-633-3700 x3777

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