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Gun buyback in Brooklyn nets 67 weapons

October 26, 2013
Associated Press

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.



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