442 guns collected at buyback event in Redwood City

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The gun buyback event in Redwood City on Saturday led to the collection of 442 guns, including 26 “assault weapons,” according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

A total of $43,700 on cash was handed out at the anonymous gun buyback at 1402 Maple St., the sheriff’s office said. Up to $100 cash was offered for a handgun, shotgun or rifle and up to $200 for an assault rifle.

Some of the collected firearms included the HK Model 91 .308 caliber, assault rifle with a magazine capacity of 21 rounds; the ArmaLite AR .50 caliber and has a range of one mile; and the Colt AR-15 semi-automatic, the sheriff’s office said.

The latest buyback collected even more firearms than the previous one in May, when 427 guns were turned in.

The buyback events were initiated by the Citizens for a San Mateo County Gun Buyback, which worked to solicit funding for the events from multiple city and town governments in the county. 

“Thank you to all of the participants who donated. We are also extremely grateful to all of our partners “The Citizens for a San Mateo Gun Buyback,” Redwood City Police Department, Belmont Police Department, Jackie Speier, Dave Pine, an 102.9 KBLX,” the sheriff’s office posted on social media.

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