As part of the continuing Bedford Safe Campaign, the Bedford Police and Health Department’s, Bedford Board of Health and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will host a Bedford gun buyback event on Saturday June 3, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bedford Department of Public Works (DPW), 314 the Great Road. The focus is on providing residents with a safe and secure way of removing unwanted firearms from their homes. Residents will receive a $100 Visa gift card for any firearm turned in.
A second event for the collection of toy guns from kids will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Bedford Police Department, 2 Mudge Way. Kids are encouraged to bring in their toy guns, meet Bedford Police Officers and receive a voucher for a free ice cream from Bedford Farms.
These events are possible with support from the Bedford Rotary, First Church of Christ, Congregational, CHNA15 and Bedford Farms.
The Bedford Safe Campaign is a joint gun violence prevention campaign sponsored by the Bedford Police, Board of Health and Health Department with a goal of protecting our children, youth and families from gun violence in homes. An unsecured firearm in the home is a public health danger that can lead to more frequent homicides, lethal domestic violence, accidental shootings and suicides in the home. For more information and resources on gun safety, please visit the Bedford Safe Campaign website at www.bedfordma.gov/BedfordSafe.