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    Guuns surrendered to police in Marin County in Buy Back program for $200/100 each

    It's started, and I'll be curious to see what kinds of guns were turned in. Another Buy Back is scheduled for Jan. 21st in Marin County,but I haven't heard about any dates for Sonoma County.



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    Marin County followed the lead taken by counties across California by hosting its first gun buyback program on Tuesday, which resulted in the collection of over 800 guns from residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Sonoma
    County police said.

    The total number of guns brought in to police in Marin County added up to 827, according to police.

    Residents of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties were compensated when they surrendered firearms. The gun buyback was scheduled for Dr. Martin Luther King's Day in remembrance of Dr. King advocacy of non-violence, according to Marin County's District Attorney Ed Berberian.

    In Novato, police bought back 277 guns and in San Rafael, 223 guns were bought back. Central Marin police reported 206 gun buybacks, while Marin City bought back 71 guns. Point Reyes gun buybacks totaled 50, according to
    police.

    Individuals surrendering operable semi-automatic handguns or semi-automatic guns received $200 for each firearm, according to the district attorney's office.

    Residents who surrendered other types of firearms received $100 for each firearm.

    This "no questions asked" program meant that no police investigations were generated, according to the district attorney's office.

    Marin County committed $10,000, while the Marin Community Foundation contributed an additional $20,000 to the program.

    The general community has also mailed individual contributions to the district attorney to support the program.

    According to the district attorney, the second surrender date has been scheduled for Jan. 21, at the San Rafael Police Department and the Mill Valley Police Department from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sonoma County has no current plans to provide its own buyback events, according to spokesman Jim Leddy.
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    Re: Guuns surrendered to police in Marin County in Buy Back program for $200/100 each


    Just wondering if anyone saw this first or subsequent event on You Tube, or the news. A friend told me that it was mostly old people, women and men who turned in the guns. Also said that the money for this program ran out.

    I figured it would be low income people turning in guns. Maybe wives turning in their husbands guns, etc. But I don't know. There were "no questions" asked, so we have to rely on assumptions. Comments, anyone?


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    It's started, and I'll be curious to see what kinds of guns were turned in. Another Buy Back is scheduled for Jan. 21st in Marin County,but I haven't heard about any dates for Sonoma County.


    Bay City News Service


    Marin County followed the lead taken by counties across California by hosting its first gun buyback program on Tuesday, which resulted in the collection of over 800 guns from residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Sonoma
    County police said.

    The total number of guns brought in to police in Marin County added up to 827, according to police.

    Residents of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties were compensated when they surrendered firearms. The gun buyback was scheduled for Dr. Martin Luther King's Day in remembrance of Dr. King advocacy of non-violence, according to Marin County's District Attorney Ed Berberian.

    In Novato, police bought back 277 guns and in San Rafael, 223 guns were bought back. Central Marin police reported 206 gun buybacks, while Marin City bought back 71 guns. Point Reyes gun buybacks totaled 50, according to
    police.

    Individuals surrendering operable semi-automatic handguns or semi-automatic guns received $200 for each firearm, according to the district attorney's office.

    Residents who surrendered other types of firearms received $100 for each firearm.

    This "no questions asked" program meant that no police investigations were generated, according to the district attorney's office.

    Marin County committed $10,000, while the Marin Community Foundation contributed an additional $20,000 to the program.

    The general community has also mailed individual contributions to the district attorney to support the program.

    According to the district attorney, the second surrender date has been scheduled for Jan. 21, at the San Rafael Police Department and the Mill Valley Police Department from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sonoma County has no current plans to provide its own buyback events, according to spokesman Jim Leddy.

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