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Santa Ana gun buyback event nets 236 firearms

The city of Santa Ana held its first ever gun buyback event Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Officials say 236 weapons were surrendered in exchange for gift cards.
February 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The city of Santa Ana held its first ever gun buyback event Saturday.

Authorities collected a total of 236 weapons, including handguns, long guns and rifles - no questions asked. Those who surrendered the weapons were given gift cards worth up to $200.

Police said that although the program is not a permanent solution to gun violence, it helps reduce the amount of firearms that can be used in crimes.


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