Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:52 AM
Little Star (15,500 posts)
Camden, NJ residents turn in 1,137 firearms...
CAMDEN On the day following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Camden and state law enforcement officials saw record-breaking numbers of firearms purchased in a gun buyback, reporting 1,137 guns turned in following the tragedy that killed 20 children.
According to New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, officials spent approximately $110,000 in criminal forfeiture funds and handed out $6,000 in gift cards in exchange for the firearms before running out of money by 2 p.m. Saturday, forcing them to issue nearly $40,000 in IOUs before the end of the two-day buyback at 8 p.m.
Chiesa stated many residents on the second day of the buyback specifically cited the Newtown shooting as their reason for turning in their weapons, adding, they said they wanted these guns out of their house now.
I hope these gun buybacks happen all around this country.
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Camden, NJ residents turn in 1,137 firearms... (Original post)
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Response to FarCenter (Reply #3)
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:03 PM
yellowcanine (29,032 posts)
4. They paid variable prices depending on gun type and condition.
The top value paid was $250 - these would drive up the average - so it is not at all clear that someone could buy a gun for $50 and sell it for $137. Anyway I don't think one can tell from a newspaper picture what most of the guns were that were turned in.
Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)
Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:04 PM
FarCenter (17,316 posts)