Want to make some money? Drop that weapon.
Literally, drop off any gun this Saturday from 9 to 3 at the Town Highway Department on South Street, and the Ridgefield Police Department will purchase it as part of the town’s gun-buy program.
The event offers cash to individuals for unwanted firearms, as well as the disposal of unwanted ammunition.
Prices for exchanged weapons are as follows:
- Working handgun — up to $200
- Air rifle, BB gun, antique firearm, non-operational guns — $10
- Working rifle/shotgun — up to $300
- Pre-ban assault rifle — up to $750
- Post-ban assault rifle — up to $500
- Magazine holding over 10 rounds — up to $20
There will be a no-questions-asked policy to allow people to turn in their weapons without fear of being prosecuted for illegal gun possession, according to a police press release.
Persons turning in their weapon must follow the precise protocol:
- Firearms must be delivered unloaded
- Firearms must be put in a clear plastic bag and then put in another container, i.e.: bag, backpack, box, etc.
- Firearms must be transported in the trunk of the car
Weapons and ammo will be turned over to the Connecticut State Police to be destroyed.
Gun dealers are not eligible to participate in the program.
Note: Earlier reports had the hours as 9 to 4 instead of 9 to 3