More than 50 guns turned in during buyback program

Mayor James J. Fiorentini says more than 50 guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were turned in, including 30 working guns and about 50 Russian-made, armor-piercing bullets, during the city’s first gun buyback program, which was held last month. Most of the weapons were turned in by people who had guns left to them by a relative and feared that their homes would be broken into by someone seeking to steal the guns, the mayor said in a written statement. The buyback program also yielded one grenade that appeared to be live; the State Police took it for detonation. The program cost about $3,000. The guns collected will be melted down, Fiorentini said.