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Dozens of weapons surrendered in Queens buyback

June 24, 2012 5:52:27 AM PDT
Dozens of illegal weapons are off the street in Queens, thanks to a gun buyback event.

Among the 55 firearms surrendered at a Qeeuns were church were 19 semi-automatic handguns, 35 revolvers and a rifle.

The event Saturday was organized by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, after a recent spate of shootings in Jamaica.

Gun owners were able to drop off their weapons anonymously, in exchange for a $200 bank card.

Since the program's inception, nearly 7,700 weapons have been recovered.

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