Trenton Gun Buyback Nets More than 2,500 Weapons
Mercer County officials say more than 2,500 weapons were turned in for cash during a two-day gun buyback program in the state’s capital.
The Trenton gun buyback surpassed one in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 weapons.
Mercer County residents received $25 to $250 for each firearm depending on type, condition and legality.
About $100,000 was budgeted but because of the huge turnout, the amount spent is expected to be well over double that. Some participants were given vouchers after money ran out Saturday.
A final count of weapons collected will be released by the attorney general’s office Tuesday.
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