TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Mercer County officials say more than 2,500 weapons were turned in for cash during a two-day gun buyback program in the state’s capital.
The Trenton gun buyback surpassed one in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 weapons.READ MORE: Gasoline Shortage Appears To Be Creeping Into Philadelphia Region As Colonial Pipeline Resumes Operations
Mercer County residents received $25 to $250 for each firearm depending on type, condition and legality.
About $100,000 was budgeted but because of the huge turnout, the amount spent is expected to be well over double that. Some participants were given vouchers after money ran out Saturday.READ MORE: Reports Of Explosions Following 2-Alarm House Fire In Chester
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A final count of weapons collected will be released by the attorney general’s office Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Police Standoff Ends In Holmesburg With Armed Woman Taken Into Custody
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