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Springfield Gun Buyback Today

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SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — Springfield police are stepping up their effort this week to get guns off the streets.

Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can drop off a gun at the Springfield Police Department, no questions asked, in exchange for a Visa gift card worth $50 for a workable weapon and $100 for an assault rifle.

“When they come to the police station have it in a box or a bag, don’t have it loaded and if going to bring ammo make sure it is in a different bag,” said Sgt. John Delaney.

Sgt. Delaney says many times people have old or unused guns around the house and don’t know how to get rid of them. Those guns can quickly end up on the street and in the wrong hands.

“Just 2 weeks ago a woman left her house to visit her husband who was at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. When she came back her house was broken into, couple of his guns were stolen,” said Delaney.

Springfield police collected $10,000 dollars, donated from local businesses, for the buy-back. Part of the money comes from Baystate Medical Center, where they see their fair share of gunshot wounds. Doctors and staff raised about $2,500.

“If we can prevent one person from getting shot, one child from getting injured it is a success,” said Baystate Medical Center Doctor Kevin Moriarty.

And it’s not just Springfield residents urged to bring in their guns, it’s all of Hampden County.

Just last year, the department confiscated more than 220 guns from crime scenes, arrests, and people without permits. Police won’t say just how many guns they expect to get, but the way they look at it – every weapon turned in will never be involved in a crime.

If you have a gun you’d like to turn in and you can’t bring it to the Springfield Police Department, officers will come to your door to get it

You can call 787-6313 this week during regular business to schedule a pick up.


  • shawnm5

    Lets see what Spflds got…I bet a lot of guns

  • shawnm5

    Lets see what Spflds got…I bet a lot of guns will be brought back.Less guns on the street the safer it will be for all of us.

    • alpinequeen

      It will be safer when you turn in all of your guns.

  • anonymous777

    They aint gonna get nothing only people turning in guns are the law abiding citizens the gov is only making it harder for the right people to have guns ..criminals will always have and can always get guns for gods sake if any of the laws the gov made worked those laws would be illegal too!! It is now more popular than ever to have guns illegally and they just boosted the street price of guns any time you prohibit something in america you just made it popular so go get yourself a GUN!! AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

    • alpinequeen

      Well said.

  • anonymous777

    This public service announcement was brought to you in part by horse its wats for dinner!…

  • anonymous777

    @alpiqueen ..thats what they want you to believe…fidel took all the guns mao took all the guns hitler took all the guns they are just leveling the playing field in order to establish their police state wake up sheep …you can trust your gvnmnt just ask the INDIANS… when was the last time you went to mcdonalds and sat next to a indian??

  • anonymous777

    Hey shawnm get back in the kitchen and cook for your man or boo whatever u call him …..lol

  • shawnm5

    Who are you talking too alpinequeen me or anonymous777?Anonymous777 maybe someone who is tired of the life they were leading might turn in their guns illegal or not.

    • alpinequeen

      In your dreams…

  • shawnm5

    @anonoymous777 come up with your own lines please. Stop stealing mine but I guess that’s what YOUR type does.R u a man or a woman since your anonymous?

    • alpinequeen

      The least you could do is spell out all of the words for the rest of us who appreciate the English language.

  • shawnm5

    @alpinequeen go A W A Y please.

    • alpinequeen

      Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

  • willpass64

    Lets do some simple math here. If I have an AR or other assault rifle I want to get rid of, I can go to the SPD and get $100. Or I can go to the gun store or private sale and with the supply of ARs being so low, I could get $800 to $1300 for it. I think that the SPD needs to offer market value for this to be a success.

  • maddog1952

    Takeing away guns is not the answer, Guns don’t harm people, People harm the people, Address Mental Health, Drop money where it will do good. Mass already the hardest state to get a license. Only outlaws will have guns