Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Gun Buyback Program Yields 218 Weapons

A two-day gun buyback program offering an anonymous means for surrendering weapons at locations in Asbury Park and Rumson brought in 218 guns over the weekend, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor announced.

Christopher J. Gramiccioni
Christopher J. Gramiccioni (Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office)

The final tally of weapons includes five assault weapons, 126 handguns, 39 shotguns, and 24 rifles. Four inoperable weapons and 20 BB-guns were also surrendered. Among the assault weapons surrendered was a Colt AR-15, a Mossberg assault shotgun and a World War Two-era Japanese bolt-action rifle.

“These weapons will never be used to commit a crime, they can’t end up in the wrong hands of the wrong person and no one will be injured or killed because these weapons will never have the opportunity to be pointed at a human being. Case closed. All these weapons will now be destroyed,” said Gramiccioni.

The two-day program disbursed $15,000 for the surrender of the 218 weapons at Shiloh Community Fellowship Church, 142 Dewitt Ave., Asbury Park and the Rumson Police Department, 80 East River Road.

On Friday, 80 firearms were surrendered: 35 in Asbury Park and 45 in Rumson.

On Saturday, 138 firearms were surrendered: 58 in Asbury Park and 80 in Rumson.

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!