Rockland County Sheriff's Office says gun buyback program in Spring Valley was a success

The sheriff says 56 guns were collected - 24 handguns, 28 rifles and four antique or nonworking guns.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2022, 9:34 PM

Updated 623 days ago

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The Rockland County Sheriff's Office says its gun buyback program at St. Joseph's Church in Spring Valley on Thursday was a success. 
It was held in partnership with the Spring Valley and Ramapo police departments.
The program was anonymous, so people could bring guns and get gift cards with no questions asked and no identification needed.
The sheriff says 56 guns were collected - 24 handguns, 28 rifles and four antique or nonworking guns. 
The sheriff says senseless gun violence plagues the whole country and any guns his team can get off the streets could prevent them from being used for violence.  


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