Solano County Gun Buyback Program Collects 344 Weapons Including Military Rocket Launcher
Published by Junior Staff Writer on March 9, 2013
Solano County’s first countywide gun buyback program today collected 344 weapons including a military rocket launcher and multiple assault rifles, according to Vallejo police Chief Joseph Kreins. The buyback, conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., drew in 113 handguns, 67 shotguns, 163 rifles, including multiple assault rifles and the rocket launcher, Kreins said.
“The goal of the operation was simple: We wanted to get as many illegal and unwanted guns off the streets of Solano County as possible,” Kreins said in a statement today. “We all know that these very firearms are often used to commit violent crimes against our fellow citizens and in a variety of tragic scenarios, including suicides,” Kreins added.
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