Gun buy-back event meant to curb Darby violence

    A gun buy-back event scheduled for this weekend is meant to curb violence in Darby Borough and Darby Township.

    One of many events in Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ Summer of Peace initiative, the buy-back will provide grocery story gift cards to residents who turn in their guns.


    The Delaware County Times reports the guns, turned into the Darby Borough Police Department, will be melted down and their former owners will walk away with $100 gift certificates to Superfresh or ShopRite.

    The borough declared a curfew and state of emergency late last month after five gun incidents took place in a 72-hour period.

    Guns can be turned in Saturday between 9 and 11:30 a.m.

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