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Mangano, Rice to Host Gun Buy Back Program

A weekly look-in at the news of Nassau County.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that the Nassau County Police Department will host a Gun Buy Back Program on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pastor Donald A. McClurkin, Jr.’s Perfecting Faith Church, located at 311 North Main St. in Freeport.

The Gun Buy Back Program is strictly anonymous and individuals will be paid $200 cash for each turned in operable handgun. Not accepted are: licensed guns, BB Guns, air pistols, long guns and replicas. Guns transported by car must be transported in the trunk of the car and must be unloaded and put in a plastic/paper bag or in a shoe box.

"The Gun Buyback Program, using asset forfeiture dollars, has taken 2,099 guns off our streets before they fell into the wrong hands," Mangano said.

Forfeiture funds from the Nassau County Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office are utilized to fund the Gun Buy Back Program. 

Religious Leaders Briefed on 'Active Shooter' Scenario

Long Island religious leaders were briefed Monday on the best ways to react to a worst-case scenario: A gunman opening fire in a public place.

Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, joined Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and state and federal security experts in Bethpage Monday for a briefing about "best practices" during an "active shooter" incident at a public or religious institution.

Click here to read more on the briefing.

Nassau's Prescription Drug Education, Awareness And Enforcement Efforts Advance

County Executive Mangano announced Wednesday that Nassau County is the first county in the state to have been granted certification from the New York State Department of Health to administer a Drug Overdose Prevention Program. The state certification enables the county to train its employees, as well as the families of at-risk individuals, in administering an overdose reversal agent, known as Narcan or naloxone, to anyone who has ingested large amounts of opioids and who is in a life-threatening situation. Opioids include prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and street drugs like heroin.

Narcan is a prescription medicine that reverses an overdose by blocking the effects of opioids (such as heroin) in the brain for 30 to 90 minutes. As part of the state certification, Nassau County will be provided with the overdose reversal agent at no cost to residents. Training in administering the reversal agent will be available as of this week.

The Drug Overdose Prevention Program will be administered through the Nassau County Department of Humans Services’ Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities. In addition, Nassau Emergency Medical Services will become part of a state pilot program in which Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained in administering Narcan. In the past, only advanced ambulance technicians (AMTs) could administer the overdose reversal agent.

Mangano to Host Model Train Show at Mitchel Athletic Complex

Nassau County and Trainville Hobby Depot will host a model train show on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Butler Building at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.

Admission to the train show is $6 for adults and $4 for children 2-12 years of age, seniors and veterans and free for children under 5 years of age. 

For further train show information please call Trainville Hobby Depot at: (516) 433-4444, or visit their website at: www.trainville.com

Tideline September 16, 2012 at 02:35 PM
http://merricklife.com/issue/thursday-august-23-2012/article/seaford-gun-shop-owner-wins-lawsuit-against-county
S.M. September 16, 2012 at 06:38 PM
This is a cheap way for politicians to get some face time and say "look what I did to save you." maybe Rice should be tougher in enforcing reasonable gun laws or maybe she's too busy getting drunk and partying. She's a big boozer...confirmed.
LI Rezident September 17, 2012 at 05:59 PM
The article says, from asset forfeiture - if a person is convicted of a crime and must forfeit assets, those assets are sold at auction.
George D September 17, 2012 at 11:34 PM
self serving politician masquerading as the law inforcer collecting millions for political office to occupy while partying with gay brother in manhattan smoking a joint
moob stew September 18, 2012 at 05:32 AM
This program is the most ridiculous program i have ever seen! How can someone just turn in a gun no questions asked and get money for it ? ive always wondered if a numb nuts criminal just commited a crime then later went to a police pct and turned the gun in and they have no info on the gun (which in turn is evidence, which is not contaminated ) and they trace the gun back to the crime and now have no id on the guy that just gave them the gun ...this program does get guns but its such a crap way to do it at least get the id of the person turning it in , in case it comes back dirty you have a place to start from!

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