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.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
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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