NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey is trying to take more guns off the streets.

The state on Friday and Saturday is holding a gun buyback program at churches in Newark, Trenton and Camden.

Residents can turn in up to three guns, with no questions asked. The state will pay $100 for rifles or shotguns, $120 for handguns and $200 for assault weapons.

Officials say the purpose of the program is to take the firearms out of circulation before they can take a life.

The guns taken in will be melted down and destroyed.

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