2012 Brooklyn Gun Buy Back FAQ

2012 Brooklyn Gun Buy Back Program Frequently Asked Questions


How should I bring a gun to the drop off site?

Guns must be placed in a plastic or paper bag or box.

Can I transport a gun in my car?

Yes. If transporting the gun by car, the gun must be transported in the trunk of the car.

When do I get the cash card?

After the gun is screened by officers and determined to be operable, you will be issued a cash card.

Can I surrendeer a rifle or shotgun?

Yes, rifles and shotguns will be accepted. However, the payout for rifles and shotguns is only $20.

How many guns can I surrender?

You may surrender as many guns as you wish, but you will only receive payment for up to three guns.

Is there a phone number I can call for more information?

Yes, you can call 311 for information regarding the Brooklyn Gun Buy Back Program to Reduce Violent Crime.

Can any member of the public surrender a gun?

Active or retired law enforcement officers and licensed gun dealers are not eligible to participate in the program.