September 30, 2013
Well the results from the buyback are in, and they’re worth sharing. Over the buyback’s two days, $15,000 was spent to purchase 218 guns. Of these, 126 were handguns and five were assault weapons; this is particularly significant given that, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor, the great majority of criminal activity involving guns involves handguns like those purchased.
The distribution of guns purchased, meanwhile, was 125 in Rumson and 93 in Asbury Park.
“We all have our individual rights in this country. That’s important. But this is above the fray of politics. If we can take unused guns off the streets and that leads to just one person being saved… well that’s just great.”
Click here for NJ.com’s coverage of the Monmouth County buyback.
If you would like to sponsor a gun buyback in your community, give us a call at 973-267-5533. It’s something we’ve done with great success a few times now (400 guns removed from Elizabeth not long ago) and we’d be delighted to show you how it’s done.