PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Elected officials, the Philadelphia Police Department and community leaders joined forces Saturday to hold gun buybacks at two locations in the city. The buyback events were held at Mount Enon Baptist Church in North Philadelphia and Upper Room Baptist Church in Stenton.
The churches opened their doors for anyone to drop off a gun with no questions asked.READ MORE: Realmuto, Segura Help Phillies Rally To 7-5 Win Vs. Nats
Officials gave out $100 ShopRite gift cards to anyone who turned in a weapon.EXCLUSIVE: Casey Johnston's Parents Speaks Out After Missing Daughter's Body Found
Leaders say that each gun off the street makes a difference.
“Understand that even if it’s just one gun off of the streets, that gun could have been a gun used to kill somebody,” Rev. Edmund Sherrill said.
A total of 105 guns were collected at both locations on Saturday.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Requiring All Employees In 'Certain' Healthcare Facilities Get COVID-19 Vaccine Or Regular Testing By Early September
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