The Essex County Bar Foundation (ECBF) recently announced a cooperative initiative with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and other state and local law enforcement agencies to host a gun buyback event.
Every attorney at Kozyra & Hartz, LLC (K&H) has joined in donating a total of $1,500.00 toward the ECBF gun buyback initiative in an effort to take 6 rifles and 6 handguns out of harm’s way.
Kozyra & Hartz, LLC has always been a strong supporter of the Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) and the ECBF’s public service and fundraising efforts for the Essex County community.
The gun buyback initiative is particularly close to the heart of K&H’s founding member, Barry A. Kozyra, as he initiated the idea for the event to take place.
“The surrender was proposed to bring awareness to families and school officials of the need to remove guns from the reach of children or others throughout the year. Too often there are stories of guns being left unlocked or winding up in the wrong hands and killing or injuring children in their homes, in schools and on the streets which could have been prevented if the guns were turned in. This year and every year there should be a surrender of unwanted guns to save lives.”
Barry A. Kozyra, Past President of the ECBA, Judith A. Hartz, and ECBA Trustee, Michael J. Rankin, presented the check to Wendy Deer of the ECBF on November 20, 2018.