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Assault Rifle Among Weapons Turned In At Brooklyn Gun Buyback

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A gun buyback in Brooklyn sponsored by the NYPD held on Saturday netted 115 weapons, including an assault rifle.

An Archangel .22-caliber assault rifle was among the weapons turned in at the event.

The gun buyback was held at the Christian Cultural Center in East New York. Authorities said seven defaced handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, 56 revolvers and 33 semi-automatic weapons were collected.

Assault Rifle Among Weapons Turned In At Brooklyn Gun Buyback

The guns were all turned in anonymously, police said.

Brooklyn Gun Buyback
These are some of the guns that were turned it at a gun buyback in Brooklyn on March 30, 2013 (credit: NYPD)

According to police, since gun buybacks began in 2008, 8,200 firearms have been surrendered.

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