SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A gun buyback that took place in San Mateo County on Saturday has been deemed a success by one of its organizers, Rep. Jackie Speier.
An estimated 250 firearms were collected at the gun buyback, which was held at the South San Francisco courthouse, according to Speier’s office.
Organizers paid more than $23,000 in exchange for the unwanted firearms, $100 for every handgun, and $200 for rifles and assault weapons.
“The success of a gun buyback is measured one gun at a time,” Speier said in a statement. “Each gun turned in today is one less life that may be damaged or lost.”
Nine Peninsula police departments took part in Satuday’s buyback, including South San Francisco, San Bruno, Daly City, Pacifica, Burlingame, Colma Millbrae and Brisbane.
The exact breakdown of how many handguns long guns and assault rifles were bought by authorities will be available on Monday.
(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)