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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:52 AM

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.”

http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2012/12/camden_cash-for-guns_program.html#incart_river_default

I hope these gun buybacks happen all around this country.


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Reply Camden, NJ residents turn in 1,137 firearms... (Original post)
Little Star Dec 2012 OP
Robb Dec 2012 #1
Duckhunter935 Dec 2012 #2
FarCenter Dec 2012 #3
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #4
FarCenter Dec 2012 #5

Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:54 AM

1. Responsible gun owners.

Doing what we're told repeatedly they won't do -- give up guns.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:58 AM

2. good for them

lots of AR style rifles there. more power to them. Some would kill the owner if they tried to fire them.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:09 AM

3. Mostly old shotguns and revolvers

If you can buy them for $50 and sell them to Camden for $137 on average, it's a good deal.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:03 AM

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.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:04 PM

5. There is another view of the same table in this story -- still nothing that resembles an AR 15

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