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Hundreds of guns turned in during Phoenix buyback

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Phoenix police held their first in a series of gun buy back events.

An anonymous donation of $100,000 made it the largest in the state's history, but because of a new law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, it could be the last one the department takes part in.

Phoenix Police officers are taking guns off the street one at a time.

Early Saturday morning, valley residents pulled into a church parking lot near 39th Avenue and Thomas to turn in their weapons.

Thanks to an anonymous $100,000 donation, the department was able to give away a $100 gift card in exchange for a hand gun or riffle and a $200 gift card for an assault weapon.

The gun buyback is completely anonymous. Phoenix police don't ask for names, phone numbers, or addresses. The people FOX 10 talked to on-camera did so on their own.

"We're not sure if another one will occur. This could be the last in which law enforcement will be a part of strictly because of this law," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos.

Martos says a new law signed by Governor Brewer last week will eventually prevent the department destroying the guns as it has in the past, and hopes to do this time around.

Instead, they will be sold to licensed dealers. That law takes affect in 90 days.

The second gun buyback in the series will be held May 11.

Phoenix Gun Buyback Events
May 4, 11 & 18, 10am - 2pm (or until gift cards are exhausted)
Southminster Presbyterian Church, 1923 E. Broadway Road
Betania Presbyterian Church, 2811 N. 39th Avenue
Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, 9835 N. 7th Street
$10 gift cards per magazine for more than 10 rounds (handguns)
$15 gift cards per magazine for 50 - 100 rounds
$25 gift cards per magazine for over 100 rounds
phoenix.gov/police/gunbuyback2013.html


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