Northern Virginia Town Adopts Gun Buyback Ordinance

An unloaded handgun sitting on the center console of a vehicle with the magazine clip next to it

A town in northern Virginia has adopted a gun buyback ordinance, which will allow residents to receive compensation for giving unwanted firearms to the town.

The Dumfries Town Council approved the gun buyback program at a meeting this week. The ordinance the council adopted authorizes the town manager to contract an individual or entity to manage the firearm buyback program. The contract would be administered by the police department.

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