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187 Weapons Turned in During Gun Buy-Back in San Francisco

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    The four-hour Gun Buyback event, hosted by United Playaz, yielded 57 pistols, 44 revolvers, 11 assault weapons and three shotguns. (June 30, 2018)

    Police in San Francisco took in 187 weapons during a gun buy-back Saturday morning.

    The four-hour event, hosted by United Playaz, yielded 57 pistols, 44 revolvers, 11 assault weapons and three shotguns.

    United Playaz is a violence prevention and youth development organization located on Howard Street in San Francisco's South of Market district.

    The event offered $100 for every handgun and $200 for every assault weapon, no questions asked.

    Police were pleased by the results and said that they were kept busy. The event was the seventh such buy-back, said David Stevenson, San Francisco police director of communications.

    "We don't know what to expect year to year," Stevenson said.

    "Even getting one gun off the street is a good thing if it measured by its potential for harm."

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