The State Attorney General’s Office is pretty happy about the gun buyback events held across the state. Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck says October events at 10 locations resulted in the buyback of almost three thousand weapons. Buyback programs were held in Bergen, Camden, Cumberland, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Salem, Somerset, and Union counties.
In Cumberland County, Bridgeton was the location of the buyback. Authorities took in 391 guns, including 10 assault weapons, 142 rifles and shotguns, and 168 handguns.
Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae had this to say about the buyback in Bridgeton: “391 firearms were collected and will not fall into the wrong hands as a result of this program. We see this as one piece of an ongoing initiative to promote gun safety and eradicate gun violence in our community. I would like to thank the Cumberland County Chiefs and Sheriff for their support in making this very important program a success.”