is holding a $25,000 gun buyback program to begin on July 19.
In exchange for your gun, Bristol police are paying residents in ACME gift cards: $50 for a rifle, $75 for a handgun and $100 for an automatic weapon. The program is funded by a $25,000 by Pennsylvania casino revenue and Bucks County’s Redevelopment Authority Grant Program.
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In a discussion on the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association website, one member wrote, “I was very disturbed when I saw this. I had no idea that their police chief and mayor are anti-gun.”
Bristol held a similar buyback program in 2009, using $20,000 in casino revenue to but back 107 revolvers, 89 rifles and shotguns, 61 semiautomatic pistols, 18 semiautomatic rifles and seven BB guns, according to Phillyburbs.com.
The buyback starts next Thursday, July 19, and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the $25,000 runs out. All weapons can be turned in at the , and must be unloaded and securely wrapped.
If you cannot make the designated times, special arrangements can be made by calling the Police Department at telephone number 215-785-0500 ext. 3045.