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359 Guns Turned In At Buy Back Event in Rumson, Asbury Park

Among the guns traded in for cash were a MAC-10 with sound suppressor and high-capacity magazines and an SKS Soviet military-style semi-automatic weapon with fixed bayonet

MCPO Deputy Chief Albert DeAngelis (left) and MCPO Detective Sgt. Rocco Santorsola look over the 359 weapons voluntarily surrendered during the past weekend's Gun Buy Back program held in Asbury Park and Rumson. Photo credit: MCPO
MCPO Deputy Chief Albert DeAngelis (left) and MCPO Detective Sgt. Rocco Santorsola look over the 359 weapons voluntarily surrendered during the past weekend's Gun Buy Back program held in Asbury Park and Rumson. Photo credit: MCPO

The county doled out $25,100 in cash for 359 guns it will eventually destroy during a recent two-day gun buyback event held Rumson and Asbury Park this weekend. 

There were 5 assault weapons, 59 semi-automatic handguns, 157 revolvers, 52 shotguns, and 56 rifles voluntarily and anonymously surrendered by owners.

Among the guns traded in for cash were a MAC-10 with sound suppressor and high-capacity magazines; an SKS Soviet military-style semi-automatic weapon with fixed bayonet; a Marlin Model 99 .22-cal. Rifle; an Arsenal SLR-95 AK-47 reproduction model; and an M-1 carbine military assault rifle.

Nine inoperable weapons and 21 BB-guns were also surrendered even though there was no cash reward for them. 

"The naysayers of gun amnesty programs like this miss one important issue – not everyone understands about responsible storage of weapons and some don’t know the law concerning the sale of weapons, so a gun buy back program offers the best solution, because unwanted and improperly stored weapons can end up in the wrong hands of the wrong person,” said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni in a statement.

The gun buy back program was made possible in part by a generous donation from the Sellig family and the Community Foundation of New Jersey, said the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. 

On Friday, 209 firearms were surrendered: 112 in Asbury Park and 97 in Rumson. On Saturday, 150 firearms were surrendered: 76 in Asbury Park and 74 in Rumson.

 

William May 20, 2014 at 08:52 AM
As they say one mans junk is another mans Treasure, I got rid of my junk in Freehold when they had it. Also its not buyer beware its seller be aware. Its not knowing the state did nothing wrong they did not have to sell no one forced them, Now I got this bridge i have for sale
california May 20, 2014 at 08:55 AM
I'd really like to see them actually destroy these guns- that's the biggest joke around! Biggest crooked scam performed by these guys in uniform. How much you wanna bet these will turn up with no numbers in the hands of these liars in suits.
Thomas Scarano May 20, 2014 at 09:26 AM
this is another feel good program that is I complete waste of money...
Sal Anthony May 20, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Kanye West hates white people
George Murphy May 23, 2014 at 02:29 AM
Kanye, and a few others. Michael Savage was unbelievable today. He said that these diversity training sessions should be thrown into the Atlantic Ocean - - I agree! If we don't defend ourselves, then who will?

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