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Nearly 100 Firearms Collected At Staten Island Gun Buyback

33 Semi-Automatic Pistols Were Among The Weapons Turned In
Some of the firearms turned in at a gun buyback on Staten Island. (Credit NYPD)

Some of the firearms turned in at a gun buyback on Staten Island. (Credit NYPD)

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities collected nearly 100 fire arms  including an AR-15 assault rifle  at a gun buyback on Staten Island.

The Staten Island district attorney’s office and New York City police say Saturday they collected the assault rifle along with 33 semi-automatic pistols, 40 revolvers, 13 rifles, a shotgun and eight other weapons.

The buyback took place at the Calvary Presbyterian Church. Authorities say four of the 96 fire arms were loaded and three were defaced.

Police say anyone who turned in a handgun or assault rifle was given a $200 bank card. Those who turned in rifles and shotguns were given $20 bank cards.

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan told the Staten Island Advance fewer guns mean safer streets.

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