If you have a firearm you want to get rid of, take it to the Bensalem Police Department Saturday, Feb 16. You can get cash. This is the second and last day to take advantage of this program. It is anonymous. no names are taken, just cash is given.
"This money came from drug forfeitures,not taxpayer money, Mayor Joe DiGirolamo said. People line up and police take the serial number and secure the weapon, to insure it cannot be fired. Then the person is escorted to another room where the weapon is recorded. Sgt. Andrew Aninsman then reaches into a cash box after he is told what kind of guns are turned in and gives cash. The person is then free to spend the money as they wish.
"170 firearms were turned in, said Director of Fred Harran, when asked about a recent gun buy back event held Wednesday evening. The people that stood inline to turn their weapons in did not look like hardened criminals trying to turn a quick buck.
They looked like responsible people with an unwanted or non functioning firearm that they wanted to dispose of. It is conceivable that a criminal could turn in a gun used in a felony and get cash for it. No one asked names and no one asks for identification.
The buy back was scheduled for Feb 9 , but due to bad weather, it was postponed. It runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. If you are planning to go, get there early.http://www.bensalempolice.org/
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