Goods for Guns buyback program nets 271 firearms for police

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WORCESTER, MASS. >> Officials say the annual Goods for Guns buyback program turned over 271 firearms and 54 pellet guns to law enforcement throughout central Massachusetts.

The Telegram & Gazette reports <URL destination="http://bit.ly/1lHFVOs">residents were able to trade in guns for supermarket gift cards at police departments across the region on Saturday.

</URL>Rifles, replica guns and pellet guns were exchanged for $25. Pistols could be traded in for $50, while $75 was given for semiautomatic weapons.

Worcester spokesman John Hill says the 271 guns obtained breaks down into 103 rifles, 125 handguns and 43 semiautomatic weapons.

Worcester collected weapons for the towns of Shrewsbury, Northborough and Westborough.

Police departments in Barre, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Northbridge, North Brookfield, Oxford, Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge and Webster also participated.


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