The V.I. Police Department Gun Buy Back Program scheduled for November 11 and 12 has been pushed back to Friday, and Saturday, November 18, and 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oppenheimer Beach pavilion, VIPD
St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy announced last week.
“The change is due to activities occurring on St. John on Veteran’s Day which was November 11,” Foy said. “The following weekend, November 18 and 19 will be more conducive for a successful Gun Buy-Back program on St. John ”
Deputy Chief Foy thanked all the St. John residents who have expressed their thanks for bringing the program to the island and have offered to assist by distributing flyers and posting the information at their work places, community organizations, churches and the throughout general community.
“The residents of St. John are coming together in this venture which will get a number of unregistered firearms off the streets and ensure that those weapons do not fall into the hands of persons who have bad intentions,” Foy said.
Foy reminded the community to safely transport any firearm to the buy-back site by placing it in the trunk of a car. No questions will be asked of the person turning in the weapon and people will be paid cash equal to the listed value of their weapon.