The New York Police Department reeled in 165 unwanted guns from buybacks at two churches Saturday.
Authorities offered up a $200 bank card for all handguns and assault rifles in working order and a $25 bank card for rifles and shotguns, no questions asked. Altogether, 66 revolvers were turned, 52 semi-automatic handguns, 15 rifles (three of which were assault-style), 10 shotguns and 27 miscellaneous BB guns and air pistols.
“Each of these guns represents a life saved in the Bronx. We are very pleased that we got so many handguns,” said Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark. “We thank the Bronx residents who wisely turned in illegal firearms to make their homes and communities safer.”