Gun Buy-Back Program Nets 509 Weapons

Police say over 8,200 guns have been recovered since the start of New York City's buy-back program

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012  |  Updated 8:41 AM EDT
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Gun Buy-Back Program Nets 509 Weapons

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A gun buy-back event at a Queens church has netted 509 weapons.
 
Police say Saturday's catch at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica included 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols, 35 rifles, 26 shotguns and an AK-47.
 
Police say over 8,200 guns have been recovered since the start of New York City's buy-back program.
 
People with guns _ legal or illegal _ get $200 bank cards for turning them in. No questions are asked.
 
It's funded by a public-private partnership.

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