FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a two-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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