Bridgeport Holds Gun Buy Back Program


Lt. Ray Mesek registers a pistol at a gun buyback event at the... News Photo2012 Newtown Connecticut Shooting,Bridgeport - Connecticut,Cash Register,Conflict,Connecticut,Crime,Event,Gun,Handgun,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Killing,Law,Mass Murder,Mass Shooting,Pistol,Police Force,Sandy Hook Elementary School,School Shooting,USA,Violence,WeaponPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBRIDGEPORT, CT - DECEMBER 22: Lt. Ray Mesek registers a pistol at a gun buyback event at the Bridgeport Police Department's Community Services Division on December 22, 2012 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The buyback program, the largest in the city's history, will offer up to $200 value for a working handgun, $75 for a rifle and a higher rate of payment for a weapon determined to be an assault-type rifle. There was strong turnout for the event with many residents turning in guns they haven't used in years. Following the massacre of children and adults at a school in Newtown, Connecticut last week, numerous Connecticut towns and cities are trying to get more guns off the street. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)