On Saturday, June 11th Belmont residents will have an opportunity to dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition in exchange for grocery store gift cards. Drop off location will be at the Belmont DPW Yard, 37 C Street, between 10 a.m. and 3 p. m. NO QUESTIONS ASKED/NO ID REQUIRED.
The Belmont Gun Buyback is sponsored by the Belmont Police Department, the Belmont Religious Council, The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and individual Belmont houses of worship.
Guns turned in at the event must be unloaded with safety engaged and must be contained in a bag, box, or case prior to transporting them for drop-off.
The Belmont Police Department and Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will provide on-duty officers at the event to receive weapons for safe storage, followed by destruction in accordance with state law.
This year’s gun buy back is part of a five-town coordinated regional initiative. Arlington, Watertown, Cambridge and Somerville are also holding gun buy back events in the month of June as part of the Safer Homes, Safer Community initiative.