Norwalk Police to Buy Back Firearms

Payments will range from $50 to $100 depending on type of weapon.


Norwalk Police will hold a gun buy-back program on Saturday, February 2.

The department will pay $50 for a rifle or shotgun, $75 for a handgun, and $100 for assault weapons capable of being set to fire fully-automatic, burst or semi-automatic, or any weapon meeting the definition of a machine gun in Connecticut General Statute §53-202a.

The program will be held at Police Headquarters, 1 Monroe Street in South Norwalk, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry to the building will be through the Community Room entrance on South Main St. The building’s parking lot is off of South Main Street.

The following rules will apply:

  • All firearms must be unloaded
  • Weapons should be transported in a vehicle’s trunk
  • Firearms should be in a bag or box
  • Ammunition should be kept separate from a gun
  • Non-residents may participate, but not businesses
  • Firearms considered junk will be accepted but no payment will be made

All firearms will be turned over to the state for destruction.

Payments will be made with Visa gift cards.

The program is funded by a Norwalk resident’s donation of $5,026. Anyone wanting to make a donation to the program should make a check payable to The Norwalk Police Department with “Gun Buy Back” written in the memo field.

Checks should be mailed to Norwalk Police Department, 1 Monroe St, Norwalk CT 06854.

Anyone with questions should contact Lt. Praveen John (203) 854-3074 or


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