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Gun buyback program set for Monmouth County

Local News | May 12, 2014

Gun buyback program set for Monmouth County

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Officials have announced another gun buyback program for Monmouth County.

Acting County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says residents can anonymously turn in weapons during the event scheduled for May 16-17. Collection sites will be staged at the prosecutor’s satellite office in Asbury Park and the Rumson Police Department.

The amount of cash paid out will depend on the weapon being surrendered.

Those with an assault weapon will receive $200, while $100 will be paid for handguns and $25 for shotguns and rifles. Ammunition, pellet and BB guns also can be turned in, but there will be no payment for those items.

Authorities say nearly 1,800 weapons overall were turned in during the buyback programs held last year in Asbury Park, Keansburg and Rumson.