Fremont Police Collect 300 Firearms in Gun Buyback

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    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 today.

    A total of $50,300 was 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.

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    Monte Francis reports from San Mateo County where a gun buyback gave out more than 60K, a hundred dollar bill at a time.

    At least one person declined any money for his weapon.

    Two weeks ago, the Santa Clara County sheriff's department said they received 1,116 guns in a similar guy buyback. They gave out about $114,0000.