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News - January 30, 2013

Gun buyback nets 680 firearms

A gun buyback event in San Mateo on Saturday collected more than 680 firearms, including 24 assault weapons, 338 hand guns and 371 long guns, according to Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

A total of $63,500 was handed out at the event, which took place at the San Mateo Event Center. Gun owners were offered up to $100 cash for handguns, shotguns or rifles and up to $200 for assault weapons, no questions asked.

Officials also collected a 100-round capacity magazine, 30-round capacity magazines, a sawed-off shotgun and a street sweeper.

The buyback was sponsored jointly by San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks, Supervisor Adrienne Tissier and Ms. Speier.

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