Gun buyback in central NJ nets 218 firearms - New York News

Gun buyback in central NJ nets 218 firearms

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FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-day gun buyback program staged in central New Jersey last weekend netted 218 firearms.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says the weapons collected at a church in Asbury Park and the Rumson police department included 126 handguns, 39 shotguns, and 24 rifles.

Among the assault weapons surrendered was a Colt AR-15, a Mossberg assault shotgun and a World War II-era Japanese bolt-action rifle.

Participants were allowed to turn in weapons for cash with no questions asked. Gramiccioni says officials spent $15,000 to buy the firearms.

The weapons collected during the buyback will be destroyed.

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