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South Jersey Gun Buyback Nets 2,500 Firearms

A two-day gun buyback program in southern New Jersey netted more than 2,500 firearms over the weekend.

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This image shows the firearms collected at a gun buyback in NJ. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)

Acting State Attorney General John Hoffman announced the results Tuesday. He says the weapons collected at three Cumberland County churches included handguns, rifles, shotguns, assault weapons, BB guns and illegal and inoperable guns.

Hoffman says officials spent $365,000 in forfeiture funds to buy 2,509 firearms overall. Gun owners were allowed to turn in as many as three weapons for cash with no questions asked and received up to $250 per gun.

The state’s gun buyback initiative has now netted more than 12,500 weapons since December. Previous buyback events were staged in Atlantic, Passaic and Monmouth counties and in Camden, Trenton and Newark.

 

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

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