- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Officials say the annual Goods for Guns buyback program turned over 271 firearms and 54 pellet guns to law enforcement throughout central Massachusetts.

The Telegram & Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1lHFVOs ) residents were able to trade in guns for supermarket gift cards at police departments across the region on Saturday.

Rifles, replica guns and pellet guns were exchanged for $25. Pistols could be traded in for $50, while $75 was given for semiautomatic weapons.

Worcester spokesman John Hill says the 271 guns obtained breaks down into 103 rifles, 125 handguns and 43 semiautomatic weapons.

Worcester collected weapons for the towns of Shrewsbury, Northborough and Westborough.



Police departments in Barre, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Northbridge, North Brookfield, Oxford, Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge and Webster also participated.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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