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Monmouth County's no questions asked gun buyback yields 428 firearms to authorities


FREEHOLD, New Jersey — Officials say Monmouth County's gun buyback program yielded 428 guns to authorities after a two-day effort to reduce the number of weapons on the street with no questions asked. reports ( ) the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office spent just over $30,000 on handguns and assault weapons turned in by residents in Asbury Park and Keansburg over the weekend.

County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni says funding for the buyback program came from a donation by the Community Foundation of New Jersey and an anonymous donor.

Gramiccioni says the final count was 15 assault weapons, 80 semi-automatic handguns, 206 revolvers, 33 shotguns and 56 rifles.

After the guns are turned in, they are checked through a national database to determine if they were stolen. Stolen weapons are returned, the rest are eventually destroyed.

Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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