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Essex County Gun Buy-Back Friday, Saturday

Residents can forfeit up to three guns on Feb. 15 and 16 at the Union Baptist Church in Montclair.

Essex County residents can anonymously turn in up to three guns with no questions asked between 8 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Feb. 15 and 16 at the Union Baptist Church, located at 12-14 Midland Ave., in Montclair.

Montclair Police officers will be on hand to collect and secure the weapons. 

Guns will be assessed on a sliding scale, ranging from $50 for an inoperable weapon to up to $250 for an operable assault weapon. The gun buy-back will work on a first come, first served basis and funding is limited.  

The Attorney General’s Office will be paying to buy back the guns with criminal forfeiture monies obtained by its Division of Criminal Justice.

The Essex County gun buy-back event is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Montclair, East Orange, Irvington, Newark and Orange Police departments.

For more information, contact the state's Office of the Attorney General at 609-984-5828, or visit www.nj.gov/guns.

Nitsuj February 17, 2013 at 10:36 PM
I hope it works but most likely it wont. The only people participating will be hard up law abiding citizens, not gang banging hoodlums. Sad that my local taxes are spent on this nonsense.

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