The Fall River Police Department held a gun buy back event called Guns For Groceries Saturday at Blessed Trinity Church.
Massachusetts State Rep. Alan Silvia, Professor Matthew Roy, Derrick Farias, Rev. Rob Nemkovich, Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence’s widow Elizabeth Duffy, Jo Ann Bentley and Fall River Police were some that were in attendance.
The program offered Market Basket gift cards and Domino’s pizza coupons for guns – no questions asked. Anyone returning a shotgun or long gun received a $50 gift card to Market Basket. Handguns returned earned a $75 gift card. Domino’s pizza coupons were also distributed and gun locks were available.
According to State Rep. Silvia, 99 guns were turned in at the event.
Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence, who recently passed away, was always involved in the annual event.