Camden Police Collect More than 2,000 Firearms

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

While state officials, earlier this week, celebrated the results from the most successful gun buyback event in New Jersey's history, Camden County officials had the opportunity to laud their own achievements with the program.

Camden County administrators announced that the Camden Police Department collected more than 2,000 firearms at last weekend's Guns for Cash program, which is double the amount collected during the county's 2012 gun buyback initiative.

Using state forfeiture funds, the county staff was able to compensate gun owners with a total of $220,000 for their pistols, shotguns, and rifles over the two-day period.

In total, representatives from the cities of Camden, Newark, and Trenton collected more than 4,700 firearms.

Officials hope the program will continue to grow and make communities safer by taking these dangerous weapons off the streets.


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