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Three Possible Assault Weapons Among The Dozens Turned In During New Haven Gun Buy Back

New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman. Credit: City Of New Haven

New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman. Credit: City Of New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ For the second time in two weeks, New Haven officials bought back scores of guns, including three possible assault weapons that have been taken off the streets.

The New Haven Register reports that police and the Injury-Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven organized the gun buyback on Saturday, collecting 63 guns of all makes and models.

A buyback on Dec. 22 netted 65 firearms.

The three possible assault weapons from Saturday include an AK-47, a Smith and Wesson M&P AR-15 and a M1-Garand.

Pina Violano, program coordinator for the coalition, said the no-questions-asked event drew many sellers who said the firearms were inherited and they no longer wanted them in the house, especially after 20 children and six adults were killed at an elementary school in Newtown on Dec. 14.

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