- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Dozens of guns were collected during a buyback program at a church in Selma.

The Selma Times-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1SDaxep) the event was held at the Macedonia Apostolic Church on Saturday.

Pastor Robert Pettus and his church teams up with the Selma Police Department and city government each year to hold the buyback.

Pettus says just like previous buybacks, this one was a success.

Selma Police Chief John Brock says this year’s buyback got 51 guns off the streets. The guns turned in were of all shapes and sizes. People turned in handguns, shotguns and rifles, each one worth $75 in cash.

Brock says the police department will try to return guns that are stolen to their rightful owners. The other guns will be broken down and sold for their scraps.

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Information from: Times Journal, https://www.selmatimesjournal.com/

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