Anonymous gun buybacks by five San Mateo law enforcement agencies collected 264 firearms Saturday.
Cash payments, with no questions, ranged from $50 for nonfunctioning guns, to $100 for handguns, shotguns or rifles, to $200 for assault weapons and untraceable “ghost” guns.
The buyback in South San Francisco was conducted by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, South San Francisco Police Department, San Bruno Police Department, Daly City Police Department, Colma Police Department, and the Citizens for San Mateo County Gun Buyback.
Among the 264 firearms were nine assault weapons and four “ghost” guns, the agencies said.
Another gun buyback is planned for later this year in South San Mateo County.
There is enough antique guns there to fund your buy back program for many more events if you sell them to antique colleactors or donate to museums. Before you melt them down, consider the option of history preservation. i know many collectors that will display them and they will never see a bullet again.
Reasonable suggestion, but if LE did as u suggest, it would be a stain on the buy-back program. They would be racked over the coals for buying the firearms, then re-introducting them back into the community.
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