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.
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