NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say 67 weapons have been recovered from a gun buyback at a Brooklyn Islamic center.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says Saturday 28 semi-automatics, 37 revolvers and two other weapons were returned in the no-questions-asked event at the Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center in Sunset Park.
Authorities say a $200 bank card was given to those who returned operable handguns and assault rifles. A $20 bank card was given for operable rifles and shotguns.
Since its launch in July 2008, the Brooklyn program has collected a total of 2,847 guns.
The buyback was sponsored by the district attorney's office, the NYPD and the Sunset Park Business Improvement Distirct.