Gun buyback nets 680 firearmsA 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.