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211 guns turned in at SB police event

The San Bernardino Police Department and Food-4-Less teamed up and held the first ever 'Groceries for Guns' and collected 211 guns on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. (San Bernardino Police Department)

December 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
More than 200 guns are now off the streets of San Bernardino.The police department held its first ever "Groceries for Guns" program over the weekend.

The department partnered up with Food-4-Less to offer $10,000 worth of groceries in exchange for firearms.

In just three and a half hours, 211 guns were turned in, including illegal assault weapons like an AK47 and an Uzi.

The program was such a success, it had to be cut short, but police hope to bring it back with the help of donors.