Firearm Turn In moved to Saturday

FI-PoliceThe blizzard that swept through Greenwich earlier this month forced a number of events to be postponed, including the Greenwich Police Department’s  Firearm Turn In which will now be held Saturday, Feb. 23 at police headquarters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Public Information Officer Lt. Kraig Gray, the new date was chosen based on convenience for local residents. However, any resident who feels they need to rid their home of unwanted firearms before that time is welcome to drop off their weapons at the police department at any time, Lt. Gray said.

Additionally, residents who feel uncomfortable handling weapons or who are unsure of how to safely transport them may call GPD and a police officer will pick up the unwanted instruments.

The Firearm Turn In program will accept unwanted rifles, shotguns, handguns, assault weapons, non-operational weapons, ammunition, holsters, BB guns or any other unwanted dangerous weapons such as swords or knives. All firearms must be unloaded and should be transported unloaded in the trunk of a vehicle. If not in a vehicle, the items should be carried unloaded in a box or bag. Ammunition should be in a container separate from any firearm. There will be no compensation for the firearms.

For more information, contact the program’s leader, Det. Anthony Fiscella, at 203-622-8021.

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