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Gun Buyback Event Scheduled in San Mateo Saturday



    Gun Buyback in San Mateo

    The San Mateo County Sheriff’s buyback in Redwood City Saturday netted 428 guns in all including a Thompson submachine gun known as a tommy gun, and one fully automatic assault rifle.

    (Published Saturday, May 5, 2018)

    An anonymous gun buyback event is scheduled Saturday in Redwood City as part of a countywide program initiated by citizens, sheriff's officials said.

    Congresswoman Jackie Speier is expected to attend the event at 1402 Maple St. running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any individual can surrender firearms with no questions asked.

    Those do so can receive as much as $100 cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 cash for an assault rifle, according to sheriff's officials.

    A group of citizens from San Carlos, Citizens for a San Mateo County Gun Buyback," were a driving force behind gun buyback events in cities including San Carlos, Belmont, Burlingame, San Mateo and others.

    "Every gun turned in is potentially one less gun stolen and used in a homicide; one less gun used in a suicide; one less gun accidentally shot by a child," Speier said in a statement.

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