New Jersey’s no-questions-asked gun buyback program picked up steam with the announcement today by state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa that more than 1,700 firearms — nearly 95% of them operable — were turned in by Essex County residents this past weekend.
The total includes 70 firearms that are illegal to own because they feature unlawfully high ammunition capacities, have sawed-off barrels or are otherwise modified, Chiesa said.
That brings the total to 5,400 collected during three state-led gunbacks — including more than 1,100 in Camden County and more than 2,600 in Mercer.
The program comes to Bergen County next month. READ MORE....