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News - February 27, 2013

Gun buyback collects 355 firearms

It took less than three hours Saturday, Feb. 23, to collect 355 firearms at a three-city gun buyback event in East Palo Alto, organized by East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

With a line of cars, driven by would-be gun sellers, snaking along University Avenue for hours, the buyback would have collected even more if it hadn't run out of money. In total, gun owners brought 355 firearms to exchange for $52,000 that had been privately raised by the Menlo Park-based nonprofit Protect Our Children Bay Area.

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