Authorities in Franklin County, N.Y.,
are practicing a form of gun control-- they are buying up guns from the public.
A number of guns were turned in
Wednesday in Hogansburg and Constable on the first day of the buyback program.
The county Legislature allocated $5,000 for the program that was proposed by
District Attorney Derek Champagne.
The buyback is in response to the
Sandy Hook shootings and is meant to give residents a chance to get rid of
their unwanted weapons. The county is paying $25 for shotguns and rifles and
$150 for handguns and assault weapons.