Hundreds Of Guns Surrendered In Gun Buyback Program(Michigan)
Nearly 700 guns were surrendered as part of a five-day program that allowed residents to give firearms to police with no questions asked.
A total of 683 guns were turned in, including some AK-47 rifles and sawed-off shotguns, Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings said Monday in a news release.
The buyback program, which ended Saturday, enticed residents to turn in unwanted guns by offering $50 to $200 per firearm from a pot of $10,000. That money was exhausted Thursday because of the overwhelming response, but hundreds of people continued to turn in weapons without receiving compensation, police said.
Police said many of the guns they received had been collecting dust, and their owners worried about having them around their children and grandchildren.
All the weapons will be melted down after they are analyzed, police said.