Queens Gun Buy-Back Nets 1K Firearms

Program paid $200 to anyone who turned in a gun

New York City officials say 919 guns were collected during a one-day buy-back program at six Queens churches.
The program paid $200 to anyone who turned in a gun. A pellet or BB gun was worth $20. The officials say they paid a total of $158,880.
The weekend buy-back results were announced Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Since last summer, similar programs in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island _ plus the Queens effort _ have netted more than 3,500 guns. More than half of them are handguns.
The goal is to reduce crime and tragic accidents.

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