2nd Marin Gun Buyback Event Successful Despite No Cash, No Vouchers

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MILL VALLEY (KCBS) – Authorities in Marin took in several dozen guns over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – even though the gun owners received nothing in return for their participation in the county’s latest gun surrender program, which took place Monday at the Mill Valley Police Department.

“We had gotten in about 25 firearms,” Ed Berberian, Marin County District Attorney, told KCBS. “About one-third of those were actually semiautomatic weapons and these are people who knew there was no cash, there was no vouchers being given out.”

Authorities also collected between 500 and 600 lbs. of ammunition during Monday’s surrender event.

A gun buyback orchestrated by Berberian earlier in the month brought in more than 800 guns. Cash, and later, vouchers, were offered for weapons turned in that day.

All weapons collected by authorities in Marin will be destroyed.

Berberian said the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was the catalyst for his community’s gun surrender events. He anticipates another one may took place in six months or a year.

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