April 2, 2013 > San Jose gun buyback nets 610 firearms
San Jose gun buyback nets 610 firearms
Submitted By Supervisor Dave Cortese
The second gun buy back collected 610 firearms, including 17 assault weapons, and 225 handguns, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese and Undersheriff John Hirokawa reported on Monday, March 25.
The gun buy back at Reid-Hillview Airport on Saturday, March 23, paid out $61,150 to the hundreds of participants who anonymously turned in unwanted weapons. The second gun buy back was part of Unity Day, which also offered gift cards to participants turning in an estimated 150 gang-related items at Most Holy Trinity Church in the neighborhood near Overfelt High School.
"This is our third year reaching out to support a peaceful community," said Supervisor Cortese. "I am pleased that so many residents are taking advantage of this opportunity to turn in weapons and gang paraphernalia."