Monmouth County Gun Buyback Program Under Way
New Jersey’s fourth state-sponsored gun buyback program is close to ending its first day.
A spokesman for State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says the program netted 500 guns as of 5 p.m. Friday.
The guns-for-cash program in Monmouth County collected weapons at two locations in Asbury Park and Keansburg. It runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Weapons are exchanged for up to $250 under the no-questions-asked program.
It is funded through state and county forfeiture funds.
Officials have netted more than 5,000 weapons from three gun buybacks in Camden, Mercer and Essex counties since December.
A fifth gun buyback is scheduled for Atlantic County on March 22 and 23.
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