Police Collect Hundreds Of Guns In Buyback Program
Don't Miss This
- ICE: Local Authorities Have Denied 8,800 Federal Immigration Hold Requests This Year
- Modesto Wants To Crack Down On Residents Parking Cars On Lawns
- Republican Lawmakers Call For Travel Ban From West Africa Amid Ebola Fears
- Taryn Manning Of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ To Headline Grave Digger’s Ball
- Is Former Sacramento Real-Estate Mogul Once Accused Of Secret Recording At It Again?
Get Breaking News First
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say hundreds of guns have been taken off the streets of Oakland and San Francisco in a gun buyback program that Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson is describing as a “huge success.”
Watson, a department spokeswoman, says Oakland officers collected 300 guns while San Francisco police collected 290 guns during Saturday’s holiday gun buyback program.
Watson says the guns collected by Oakland police included handguns, a fully automatic assault pistol, shotguns, rifles, and a rifle with a bayonet attached to it.
In exchange for the guns, police handed out $200.
Watson says so many people showed up to turn in their firearms that a line of cars approaching a parking lot where the buyback was being held stretched for about two miles.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.)