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Plattsburgh ranked third in the state for the total number of firearms received in the program put on by New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office.
“The turnout far exceeded expectations,” City Police Chief Levi Ritter said in a news release.
City Police co-sponsored the event, which yielded four assault weapons, 64 handguns, 65 rifles, four shotguns and 14 nonworking or antique guns.
Officers accepted all the firearms — which were required to be unloaded — without question and handed out free gun locks to attendees.
“With the Attorney General’s Office and the cooperation of the public, we are increasing public safety by removing unwanted, forgotten and neglected firearms,” Ritter said.
Participants received money for the weapons in the form of gift cards.
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