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120 Firearms Turned over during Gun Buyback Program in White Plains

Gordon Burrows

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An attorney with over three decades of experience, Gordon Burrows concentrates on matrimonial and family law. While overseeing his responsibilities as Westchester County’s 15th District county legislator, Gordon Burrows focuses on cases that involve the overall well-being of children and families in White Plains, New York.

Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, recently announced that the gun buyback program event in White Plains has resulted in 120 unwanted firearms being turned over by former owners. The program, which began in 2013, has now collected approximately 1,700 firearms from all around the State of New York. The recent buyback event in White Plains saw the turning over of 44 handguns, 40 rifles, 33 obsolete firearms, and three assault weapons.

The statewide program aims to protect residents of New York from the risk of gun violence. The Office of the Attorney General offers gift cards as incentives for surrendering unneeded firearms to law enforcement officers.
Tom Roach, the mayor of White Plains, has thanked Attorney General Schneiderman and emphasized the importance of decreasing cases of gun violence in the state.