The continued success of New Jersey’s gun buyback program was undeniable this time around as it netted 2,500 guns in just a two-day effort.
According to The Times of Trenton, law enforcement officials had collected 1,350 weapons by the end of the first day on Friday, besting Camden’s successful two-day total of 1,200.
The state-sponsored program actually ran out of money by Saturday at noon, spending $245,000 in state and county funds and began issuing vouchers, redeemable for cash.
Those who remanded weapons received $25 for BB guns, $50 for inoperable guns, $150 for a revolver, rifle, semiautomatic handgun or shotgun and $250, for military-like weapons and illegal guns.
Officials report that of the gun collected, about 25 percent would have been considered illegal.
The official totals from the two-day take will be announced this Tuesday at a press conference.