HPD to sponsor gun buy back

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(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - Once again, Hartford residents will have the opportunity to turn in unwanted firearms this weekend.

The Hartford Police Department is sponsoring a gun buy back.

Those city residents turning in unwanted firearms are eligible to receive Stop and Shop gift cards ranging from $50-to-$250, depending on the type of weapon.

Police say over the last several years, they have collected about one-thousand firearms through the buy back program.

The guns can be turned in, no questions asked, after which they be taken to the State Police lab in Meriden and destroyed.