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Jersey City Sponsors Gun BuyBack Program

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
January 4, 2013

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The Jersey City Police Department is sponsoring its third gun buyback program in two years tomorrow.

Residents can turn in their guns anonymously for cash, no questions asked. Over the last five years the program, sponsored by private donors, local residents and businesses has collected nearly 1,300 weapons. There has been a spike in gun buyback programs across the country since last month’s massacre in Connecticut, but Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy says his city has supported gun control for years.

“First order of business of any government, city, county, state, federal, is safety of your citizens and we feel it’s important so we’ve been behind this movement, gun legislation, and also gun amnesty gun buyback programs for a long time.”

The event will take place tomorrow afternoon at the Evangelisimos Greek Orthodox Church.  

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