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Weaver helps get guns off street with buy-back program

5:49 PM, Oct 12, 2013   |    comments
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Photo courtesy Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Hundreds of guns are now off the streets of Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office held another gun buyback event Saturday-- the second since June when more than 500 guns were turned in.

All anyone had to do was bring a gun and turn it in.

In return they would get $50 -- no questions asked.

More than 300 guns had been turned in before the doors had even been open for two hours.


Delores Barr Weaver, former co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, donated all the money  for the gun buyback through the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at the community foundation. She said it was the murder of 26 children and staff  members at sandy hook elementary last year that led her to do this.

Rutherford says they have gotten more than 200 illegal guns off the street thanks to the bounty program, and they are getting tips everyday.

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