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442 Guns Collected in San Mateo County Gun Buyback Event



    Gun Buy Back Program Held in San Mateo County

    More than 400 guns were turned in Saturday at a gun buy back event in Redwood City where the sheriff says the program is a safe way to get rid of unwanted firearms anonymously.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018)

    A total of 442 guns were collected for a total of $43,700 at a gun buyback event Saturday in Redwood City. 

    The event was held in the lot across from the Redwood City Police Department at 1402 Maple St. Up to $100 were paid for handguns, shotguns and rifles and up to $200 for assault weapons.

    Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) attended the event and talked about gun violence prevention.

    Presented by Citizens for a San Mateo County Gun Buyback, the event was also sponsored by the San Mateo County Sheriff and the Belmont and Redwood City police departments.

    It's the second gun buyback event in Redwood City this year.

    During the first, a significant number of firearms were collected and destroyed, according to Redwood City police.

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