Region – Local law enforcement will once join with the Worcester Department of Public Health Police Department and UMass Memorial Health Care in an initiative on Saturday, Dec. 14 to help get guns off the streets.
Those participating in the 18th Annual Goods for Gun Buyback can receive a grocery gift card for each operable gun turned in. Gift cards range from $25 to $75 per gun depending on the type of gun.
Locally, Westborough residents may drop off guns at the Westborough Police Department, 45 West Main St. and Northborough residents may drop theirs off at the Northborough Police Department, 211 Main St. All guns may be dropped off anonymously – no questions asked – gun registration is not required. Guns must be unloaded and wrapped or in a bag.
Citizens may also call their local police department to have the gun picked up by an officer. Departments are also offering free gun locks, even if the resident is not turning in a gun.
Additionally the Kenneth F. Burns Bridge spanning Lake Quinsigamond will be lit green the weekend of Friday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 15 in memory of the 26 victims (which included six children between the ages of 6 and 7) who were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn.