Members of New Life Fellowship and the Arnett Block Association in Rochester are holding another gun buyback event this weekend to get guns off the streets.
Rochester Police Chief Jim Sheppard says projects like this do have a positive impact on the community. He has said repeatedly that residents can and do turn neighborhoods around.
The previous gun buyback event resulted in hundreds of guns, some that had been stolen or ended up in the wrong hands, that were turned in to authorities.
On Saturday, people are encouraged to drop off any guns, rifles, pistols, shotguns or any other firearms, no questions asked.
There are some financial incentives to turning in any firearms. Debit and gift cards will be handed out in exchange for guns.
If you'd like to support this effort financially you can donate to the Rochester Police Foundation. That group works with New Fellowship Men's Ministry and the Arnett Block Association to provide the gift cards to anyone who turns in a gun.
The gun buyback event is Saturday from 11-3 p.m. It's located at 342 Arnett Boulevard in Rochester. This is another community effort to reduce the number of guns available to people on the streets.
Rochester Gun Buyback