Bridgeport gun buyback program under way

The largest gun buyback program in Bridgeport history collected 104 weapons today.

The city collected more than 100 guns so far.

The city collected more than 100 guns so far. (12/28/12)

BRIDGEPORT - The largest gun buyback program in Bridgeport history collected 104 weapons today.

Police are offering up to $200 for a working handgun and $75 for a rifle. Town officials say they received more than a hundred weapons so far and paid out more than $13,000.

Mayor Bill Finch initiated the buyback in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. The program will continue tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and every Saturday in January. 

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