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Monmouth County Gun Buyback Program Under Way

New Jersey’s fourth state-sponsored gun buyback program is close to ending its first day.

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Guns collected during a Camden County buyback program (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)

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.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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