Authorities received 427 guns at a large gun buyback event in Redwood City on Saturday.
A fully automatic submachine gun, an Intratec Tec 9, and a Colt AR-15 that was converted to fully automatic were among the firearms that stood out during the anonymous buyback, which took place for four hours at 1402 Maple St., authorities said. In a video posted after the event to social media (see below), a San Mateo County sheriff’s captain said those weapons are not needed in the community.
“That’s what this gun buyback is about: to make the community safer and to keep these off the street,” the captain said.
The gun buyback was initiated by the Citizens for a San Mateo County Gun Buyback, which wanted to bring another large-scale buyback to the county that hasn’t happened since 2013. The group has solicited funding from the buyback from multiple city and town governments throughout the county.
“Thank you to all of the cities and delegates that supported this event as well as the Citizens for a San Mateo County Gun Buyback group,” the sheriff’s office said.