New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said he is very pleased with the success of this weekend’s state-sponsored gun buyback program which has netted more than 700 guns halfway through the two-day event.
Chiesa, who spoke briefly at the Pleasantville drop off location, said more than 700 guns were collected as of 2 p.m. Friday, March 22.
“We won’t run out of money,” he said. “So if there is a gun you want to get ride of, bring it down here.”
The gun buyback program is an total amnesty program with no questions asked, he said. The state paid between $50 and $250 for each weapon depending on its condition and type and capacity.
No identification is needed and no questions will be asked, he said.
The gun buyback will continue until 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at FaithBaptistChurch, 829 Tilton Road, Pleasantville.
More than 7,100 guns were collected during the first four buyback events held in northern New Jersey locations, Chiesa said. Of those, 1,050 of the guns were illegal.
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