Mangano, Rice to Host Gun Buy Back Program

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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that the Nassau County Police Department will host a Gun Buy Back Program on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pastor Donald A. McClurkin, Jr.’s Perfecting Faith Church, located at 311 North Main St. in Freeport.

The Gun Buy Back Program is strictly anonymous and individuals will be paid $200 cash for each turned in operable handgun. Not accepted are: licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols, long guns and replicas. Guns transported by car must be transported in the trunk of the car and must be unloaded and put in a plastic/paper bag or in a shoe box.

"The Gun Buyback Program, using asset forfeiture dollars, has taken 2,099 guns off our streets before they fell into the wrong hands," Mangano said.

Forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program. 

Religious Leaders Briefed on 'Active Shooter' Scenario

Long Island religious leaders were briefed Monday on the best ways to react to a worst-case scenario: A gunman opening fire in a public place.

Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, joined Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and state and federal security experts in Bethpage Monday for a briefing about "best practices" during an "active shooter" incident at a public or religious institution.

Click here to read more on the briefing.

Nassau's Prescription Drug Education, Awareness And Enforcement Efforts Advance

County Executive Mangano announced Wednesday that Nassau County is the first county in the state to have been granted certification from the New York State Department of Health to administer a Drug Overdose Prevention Program. The state certification enables the county to train its employees, as well as the families of at-risk individuals, in administering an overdose reversal agent, known as Narcan or naloxone, to anyone who has ingested large amounts of opioids and who is in a life-threatening situation. Opioids include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and street drugs like heroin.

Narcan is a prescription medicine that reverses an overdose by blocking the effects of opioids (such as heroin) in the brain for 30 to 90 minutes. As part of the state certification, Nassau County will be provided with the overdose reversal agent at no cost to residents. Training in administering the reversal agent will be available as of this week.

The Drug Overdose Prevention Program will be administered through the Nassau County Department of Humans Services’ Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities. In addition, Nassau Emergency Medical Services will become part of a state pilot program in which Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained in administering Narcan. In the past, only advanced ambulance technicians (AMTs) could administer the overdose reversal agent.

Mangano to Host Model Train Show at Mitchel Athletic Complex

Nassau County and Trainville Hobby Depot will host a model train show on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Butler Building at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.

Admission to the train show is $6 for adults and $4 for children 2-12 years of age, seniors and veterans and free for children under 5 years of age. 

For further train show information please call Trainville Hobby Depot at: (516) 433-4444, or visit their website at: www.trainville.com

Neil Nap September 15, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Thank you Ed Mangano and Kathleen Rice for participating in this very worthwhile and necessary program. I commend you.
Chris Mueller September 15, 2012 at 02:49 PM
"The Gun Buyback Program, using asset forfeiture dollars, has taken 2,099 guns off our streets before they fell into the wrong hands," This will not in anyway stop criminals from gettings guns. Even in states where guns are banned, criminals get them. It's just 2,099 good people that cant defend their homes anymore
NYB September 15, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Hopefully they return the stolen property they buy back from criminals who they should be investigating and prosecuting.
Jeff Dahmer September 15, 2012 at 04:01 PM
The Criminals never bring in their guns to sell. How about no plea Barganing in firearm assault arrest with a 10 year minimum sentence
Miriam Hanan September 15, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Although I capplaud the efforts, where exactly is this cash coming from?
Bill Sweeney September 15, 2012 at 06:57 PM
A gun buy back is perhaps one of the most ludicrous ideas dopey politicians has ever come up with. Facts are that places with little to no gun control have less crime...why..because criminals will ALWAYS get guns. They'll be less inclined to use them if there's a good possibility that the other person may have one as well. Common sense really once you leave fairy land and acknowledge guns are here until humans are not.
Cypher September 15, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Do you have bodies on your guns? Need a quick and sure way to dispose of the evidence? And get paid for it? Well You're In Luck!!! The Lib T AR Ds are doing another gun buyback. They'll destroy all the evidence for you. No questions asked. Stupid Lib T AR Ds
Eddie September 15, 2012 at 09:21 PM
From you, Silly.
bob gee September 15, 2012 at 09:57 PM
hey kathleen rice, you finally crawled out from under your desk after hiding for a few weeks after a judge ruled that you made false arrests of the five gun store owners for selling assault weapons. you cost the taxpayers millions in that suit. i guess i missed your press conference on that one.
David September 15, 2012 at 10:26 PM
This is Rice's publicity stunt , while collecting millions in campaign Dollars to run for some political position . Give now , collect your get out of jail card . Wonderfull system we have
scott September 15, 2012 at 11:07 PM
No matter what comments you folks make about a gun buy back program, its a positive program. Its one way to keep a gun from getting into the wrong hands. one gun off the streets is better than none...
jean g September 16, 2012 at 12:34 AM
well said Rome was not built in a day
Unjust September 16, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Being *strictly anonymous* means if these guns were used during a rape...armed robbery...violent crimes or a killing ...there's no way to trace it back to whoever turned in the gun...And...they will be paid $200 cash. How will this cut down crime in our area? Maybe they would use the cash twds a new gun...or drugs = more crime. Give the criminal an easy way to get rid of their weapon without being linked to any crime... and cash...isnt that a Reward??? Oh...that's right...its from the D.A.s office...the land of ***JUSTIFIED***!!! What a DISGRACE !!! Guns don't Kill people without being in someone's hand! And...even if a gun is in the so called right hands...might Kill the Wrong Person!!! ( in my opinion )
paul September 16, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Do you really think that if the person who used the weapon in the commision of a crime would actually come down themselves.. Pa'LEASE
robert September 16, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Remember when Rice said how she was going to get tough on drunk drivers? They are still getting away with murder. These gutless, spineless politicians just refuse to do the job that they were elected to do.
Bill Sweeney September 16, 2012 at 06:58 AM
Hey...I'm a criminal...but with this new gun buy back program, gosh darnit... I'm going or reform myself...go straight...right after I hand my gun in. And I pinky promise to never ever ever get a gun and do a crime again... Said no one ever...
george September 16, 2012 at 07:16 AM
if Rice had any guts or any spine ,Kaiman ,would be in jail by now.
Tideline September 16, 2012 at 02:35 PM
S.M. September 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM
This is a cheap way for politicians to get some face time and say "look what I did to save you." maybe Rice should be tougher in enforcing reasonable gun laws or maybe she's too busy getting drunk and partying. She's a big boozer...confirmed.
LI Rezident September 17, 2012 at 05:59 PM
The article says, from asset forfeiture - if a person is convicted of a crime and must forfeit assets, those assets are sold at auction.
George D September 17, 2012 at 11:34 PM
self serving politician masquerading as the law inforcer collecting millions for political office to occupy while partying with gay brother in manhattan smoking a joint
moob stew September 18, 2012 at 05:32 AM
This program is the most ridiculous program i have ever seen! How can someone just turn in a gun no questions asked and get money for it ? ive always wondered if a numb nuts criminal just commited a crime then later went to a police pct and turned the gun in and they have no info on the gun (which in turn is evidence, which is not contaminated ) and they trace the gun back to the crime and now have no id on the guy that just gave them the gun ...this program does get guns but its such a crap way to do it at least get the id of the person turning it in , in case it comes back dirty you have a place to start from!


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