Goods for Guns program turned over 271 firearms

Goods for Guns program turned over 271 firearms

Police say the annual Goods for Guns buyback program turned over 271 firearms and 54 pellet guns to law enforcement throughout Massachusetts.

The Telegram & Gazette reports citizens were ready to trade in guns for supermarket gift cards at police departments across the region on Saturday.

$75 was given for semiautomatic guns while pistols could be traded in for $50. Rifles, replica guns and pellet guns were traded for $25.

Worcester representative John Hill states the 271 guns obtained breaks down into 103 rifles, 125 handguns, and 43 semi-automatic guns.
Worcester collected firearms for the towns of Northborough, Shrewsbury, and Westborough.

Police departments in Grafton, Millbury, Barre, Northbridge, North Brookfield, Oxford, Rutland, Leicester, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge and Webster also participated.

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