Today marks the second day in New Jersey’s ‘Cash for Guns’ buyback program being held in Camden at the Antioch Baptist Church and the Higher Ground Temple.
Officials began day one of the program on Friday with $100,000 financed through the Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice.
According to the South Jersey Times, the money is being dolled out in a four-tiered pricing system:
BB guns = $25Inoperable firearms = $50Revolvers, semi-automatic weapons, shotguns, rifles = $150Illegal guns or assault weapons will receive $250 with no questions asked.
Just after 5 p.m. on Friday, 340 weapons had already been turned in.
The program has proven to be markedly more successful than last year’s ‘Guns for Groceries’ campaign, which netted about 50 weapons in exchange for supermarket coupons.
The program will continue through 8 p.m. this evening.
For more on this story visit the South Jersey Times at NJ.com.