Camden hosts record-breaking gun buyback program

There are 1,137 less guns on the streets of South Jersey following a record-breaking gun buyback weekend in Camden. The buyback program was anonymous with

More than 1,100 guns were returned during the record-setting buyback weekend.

More than 1,100 guns were returned during the record-setting buyback weekend. (12/19/12)

CAMDEN - There are 1,137 less guns on the streets of South Jersey following a record-breaking gun buyback weekend in Camden.

The buyback program was anonymous and people could drop off guns with no questions asked.

Officials say the money that was used to buy back the guns came from cash seized from criminals.

State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa wouldn’t reveal how many of the pistols, shotguns and rifles turned in were used in crimes, but he said that the automatic weapons – including UZIs and assault rifles – are illegal to own.
 

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