Tompkins County
New York


A Resolution in Support of the Upcoming Gun Buyback Program


Department:Tompkins County LegislatureSponsors:
Category:Public Safety


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Sheriff and District Attorney have proposed holding an event to receive and buy guns that are turned in from members of the public on June 9, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Airport Fire and Rescue Building located on Airport grounds at 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, New York, and


WHEREAS, Tompkins County has successfully held gun buyback events in prior years where members of the public were able to surrender guns that are no longer wanted, with no questions asked, followed by the checking of the guns to determine whether they may have been involved in any known criminal activity, storage for one year, and the destruction of the guns, and


WHEREAS, the District Attorney has determined that adequate funds are available in the forfeiture account to fund the gun buybacks, and


WHEREAS, the Sheriff has agreed to staff and supervise the event, including the parking areas outside of 72 Brown Road, and


WHEREAS, without such an event, it may be difficult for many people to dispose of unwanted guns, leading to situations where the guns are lost or left unsecured, and


WHEREAS, providing a safe and secure pathway for members of the public to voluntarily dispose of guns that they no longer wish to possess or store will prevent those guns from being used unsafely, thereby providing a useful service to the community, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, That the Tompkins County Legislature supports the proposed gun buyback program.






Meeting History

Apr 4, 2018 3:00 PM  Public Safety Committee Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Anna Kelles, Member
SECONDER:Shawna Black, Member
AYES:Henry Granison, Anna Kelles, David McKenna, Shawna Black
Apr 17, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Anna Kelles, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Glenn Morey