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Leaders, Police Collecting ‘Cash For Guns’ In Brooklyn

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No questions asked.

That’s how the Brooklyn Clergy and the New York Police Department are going about giving out “Cash For Guns.”

The Coalition to Reduce Violent Crime is holding its event at two Brooklyn churches on Saturday in the 73rd and 75th Precincts.

The church leadership is asking members of the community to come forward with any operable handgun. It’s an attempt to reduce crimes in the neighborhoods and those who turn in a gun receive a $200 bank card—no questions asked.

The public has turned in 6,011 guns in the nine anti-gun drives held since 2008, according to the Brooklyn Clergy.

As of May 8, 2010, there were:

1,696 revolvers

1,161 semi-automatics

111 sawed-off shotguns

745 shotguns

94 assault weapons

1,225 rifles

979 others

The two Brooklyn churches are: First Baptist church of Brownsville at 357 Chester St. and Southern Baptist Church at 820 Standley Ave. The drive runs until 5 p.m.

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