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Niagara Falls community raising money for gun buy back

$500 per gun, no questions asked
Posted at 4:46 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 19:10:23-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jill Shaw is sick of the violence in Niagara Falls.

“Honest to God, we cannot stand around and keep letting this happen,” she said.

Shaw has been front and center this summer protesting outside a so-called crime house called the “Red House” where one man died earlier this month.

Now, she’s on another mission to get guns off the streets.

Shaw is trying to raise enough money through donations and a Go Fund Me account to be able to give any person who turns in a gun $500 cash, no questions asked. The gun buy back will be financially supported by the community—those who wasn’t to take a stand.

“I’m hoping it will be successful,” she said.

Typical gun buy-backs are supported by the governments, both local and federal. Shaw says those typically don’t provide enough of an incentive to trade in a gun. She’s hoping the $500 will be incentive enough to bring a gun and trade it in.

But she says they can’t do this without your help.

“We have to make it big so we get a big result,” she said.

Shaw says the money will go straight to the Niagara Falls Police Department or the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office for the buy back.

Shaw, alongside the Niagara Falls Peacemakers will be raising the money during a telethon Friday from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. with local media company YoWOWa Media on social media.

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