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Gun buyback for D’aja

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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:51 am, Thu Jun 27, 2013.

The office of Borough President Helen Marshall is sponsoring a gun buyback program in memory of D’aja Robinson from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church at 12-05 Smith St. in Jamaica.

Robinson, 14, was shot and killed on a city bus near her home in Jamaica on May 18 shortly after leaving a sweet 16 party.

The buyback will offer a $200 bank card for the surrender of operable handguns and assault rifles, and $20 for rifles and shotguns.

All guns must be brought in a plastic or paper bag or in a box.

If the gun is transported by car, the weapon must be carried in the trunk of the vehicle.

Cash cards will be issued after police officers determine that the gun is operable. People may surrender as many weapons as they like, but will only receive payment for up to three guns.

Active or retired law enforcement officers or licensed gun dealers are ineligible to participate.

Further information may be obtained by calling 311.

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