Over 200 weapons turned in at gun buyback

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gun-exchange SAN MARCOS – More than 200 firearms were turned in during a five-hour “Guns for Gift Cards” event today at the San Marcos sheriff’s station, sheriff’s officials said.

Some 210 guns were exchanged for gift cards, including three assault-style rifles. A military smoke grenade was also handed over to law enforcement officials, sheriff’s officials said.

Wal-Mart gift cards for $50 were exchanged for shotguns, handguns and rifles, and $150 gift cards were traded for assault weapons, according law enforcement officials. All the weapons collected were to be destroyed, authorities said.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department partnered with the county District Attorney’s Office and the Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido and Palomar College District police departments to host the no questions asked exchange, authorities said.


  • Retired02

    Aren't we so proud of ourselves. Doesn't buy back mean that you sold it in the first place. It would be nice to know what 'assault weapons' they were. And how many of the guns worked.

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