Police to collect unwanted weapons

FI-PoliceAs part of an ongoing effort in town to properly dispose of no longer needed firearms, the Greenwich Police Department will be collecting them this Saturday, Dec. 14.

The collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greenwich Police Headquarters at 11 Bruce Place.

The police will be accepting all rifles and shotguns, all handguns, all assault weapons, non-operational weapons, ammunition, carrying cases and holsters as well as BB and pellet guns. Other “dangerous weapons” will also be accepted. However, all firearms must be brought in to the police station unloaded.

The police department said that the weapons must be transported unloaded as well and in the trunk of a vehicle. If you are not traveling by vehicle, the weapons should be carried unloaded in a box or bag. Ammunition should be properly placed in a container separate from any firearm.

This is not a gun buy back program but gift cards will be available for people participating. This is the third time the police have done a collection and the first two have been successful as people turned in old rifles, guns and BB guns that had been collecting dust in the attic. A sword and a bayonet were even turned in at the first collection.

For more information, contact GPD Det. Anthony Fiscella at 203-622-8021.

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