442 Guns Collected in San Mateo County Gun Buyback Event

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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