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Fremont Gun Buyback Takes In More Than 300 Weapons

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FREMONT (CBS SF) — Fremont police say they collected more than 300 weapons and distributed more than $50,000 at a gun buyback event today that was financed by an anonymous private donor.

A final count showed the anonymous buyback event for residents of Fremont, Newark and Union City collected 339 weapons including 6 assault rifles, 149 handguns and 184 rifles, police said Saturday. A total of $50,300was distributed.

All weapons were required to be in working condition and capable of firing a round, and payouts were limited to 10 guns per vehicle on a first-come, first-served basis.

Many residents were happy to have the guns out of the house, a police spokesman said in statements on Twitter during the buyback event. At least one person declined any money for his weapon.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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