Gun Buy-Back Takes 96 Firearms off Staten Island Streets
WEST BRIGHTON — Staten Island's second gun buy-back this year took 96 guns off the streets — including an AR-15 assault rifle.
Guns handed in during the event at West Brighton's Calvary Presbyterian Church Saturday also included 40 revolvers, 33 semi-automatic pistols, 13 rifles, one shotgun and eight others (BB, zip guns and starters), the district attorney said.
"The more guns we take off Staten Island's streets, the safer they become," District Attorney Dan Donovan said in a statement.
Of the guns surrendered at the buy-back, four were loaded and three had defaced serial numbers, the DA said.
Saturday's event nearly doubled the 55 guns collected at a buy-back on Staten Island in February.
The DA held a second gun buy-back in the Staten Island in the wake of recent shootings around the borough, including the murder of Anthony Pollard, 24, earlier this month.