Four Guns Collected During STJ Buy Back Program

V.I. Police Department officials collected four guns during the St. John Gun Buy Back program on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19.

VIPD officials hosted the program, which welcomed residents to turn in unlicensed firearms with no questions asked, in exchange for fair market value, at the Oppenheimer Beach pavilion. The four guns were worth more than $700, according to VIPD officials.

Funded by an anonymous donor, the VIPD hosted gun buy backs on all three islands recently. On St. Thomas, VIPD officials accepted 48 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in June during the buy back program, according to information from VIPD.

The program netted 78 guns off the streets of St. Croix when it was hosted on the big island in October.