NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) – A gun buy back in Brooklyn took 113 weapons off of the street on Saturday, according to authorities.
The firearms were turned in at the Church of the Open Door; in all fifty-six revolvers, thirty-four pistols, eight rifles, one assault rifle, three shotguns, and eleven other assorted weapons were surrendered.
An M1 assault rifle, a 9mm pistol with a high capacity magazine, and a 5-shot ‘palm gun’ were among the surrendered weapons.
The buyback occurred as the White House released a photo of President Barack Obama firing a gun, two days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control.
In a recent interview with The New Republic magazine, Obama said “yes” when asked if he has ever fired a gun. He said “we do skeet shooting all the time,” except for his daughters, at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.
The White House photo released Saturday is dated Aug. 4, 2012, and shows Obama shooting at clay targets on the range at Camp David.
The gun is cocked in Obama’s left shoulder, his left index finger is on the trigger and smoke is coming from the barrel.
Obama is pushing a package of gun-control measures in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
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