The rate of gun violence in New York State has risen as it has across the United States. Although New York State has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, crimes involving guns are still very prevalent.

While there doesn't seem to be any immediate solution, New York State is working to curb these crimes and they have announced that the Empire State will be hosting a statewide gun buyback. From Albany to Buffalo, the gun buyback will be in place in an effort to get as many guns off the streets as possible. But will it work?

There are a variety of amounts of money that will be paid depending on the firearm that you sell back to New York State. The New York State Attorney General has also posted a map that shows the locations that the guns can be taken to.

According to the reports, you can get as much as $500 per firearm.

Here in the Western New York area, the gun buyback will take place in Niagara Falls.

St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church
917 Garden Ave.
Niagara Falls NY 14305

There is no limit to the amount of guns that you are allowed to bring in and there are a few limitations as to who is able to surrender them.

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