San Mateo County gun buyback event nets hundreds of firearms 

click to enlarge U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier deemed the San Mateo County buyback a success. - S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
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  • U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier deemed the San Mateo County buyback a success.

A gun buyback that took place in San Mateo County on Saturday has been deemed a success by one of its organizers, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier.

An estimated 250 firearms were collected at the buyback event, which was held at the South San Francisco courthouse, according to the office of the Peninsula Democrat.

Organizers paid more than $23,000 in exchange for the unwanted firearms — $100 for every handgun and $200 for rifles and assault weapons.

“The success of a gun buyback is measured one gun at a time,” Speier said in a statement. “Each gun turned in today is one less life that may be damaged or lost.”

The exact breakdown of how many handguns, long guns and assault rifles were bought by authorities will be available
today.

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