500 Guns Exchanged for Cash in Harlem Churches

NEW YORK (AP) - In New York, 5 Harlem churches collected
hundreds of weapons in exchange for cash this past weekend.

Rifles, handguns and shotguns were handed over on Saturday with no questions asked. Each person who brought a firearm was handed a
$200 bank card.

By late Saturday, more than 500 had been collected.

BB guns and air pistols were accepted in exchange for a $20 bank
card.

Two weeks ago, churches in Brooklyn collected more than 400 firearms.

The buyback program is sponsored by New York Police and the
Manhattan district attorney's office.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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