TRENTON – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today reminded Camden County residents that a state-led gun buyback event will take place this coming Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 at two churches in Camden city – the Antioch Baptist Church on Ferry Avenue, and the Higher Ground Temple on Vine Street.
Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday and again Saturday, Camden County residents can turn in up to three firearms of any type “no questions asked” and receive up to $250 per weapon. Police officers will be stationed at the two churches to collect and secure the guns.
The Attorney General’s Office is paying for the two-day “Cash for Guns” amnesty event with forfeiture funds obtained by its Division of Criminal Justice. The program is being carried out through the cooperative efforts of the Attorney General’s Office, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Camden Police.
Chiesa again thanked the Antioch Baptist Church and the Higher Ground Temple for hosting the gun buyback, and urged Camden County residents to take advantage of this opportunity to turn in their firearms for cash.
The Attorney General also reminded residents to exercise caution in transporting their weapons. He noted that, under New Jersey law, guns must be transported unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the vehicle in which they’re being carried.
Residents with questions about the gun buyback program can call the Attorney General’s Citizen Services unit at 1-609-984-5828 or visit www.nj.gov/guns .
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