Guns for Groceries? But of course!

In a recent effort to minimize the number of firearms in the city, the police are implementing a buyback of guns in exchange for $100 to the supermarket Pathmark. The dropoffs are ‘no questions asked’ and there are 5 locations in the city. With less cops, Camden saw 30% more shooting incidents than last year, and aggravated assaults with a firearm are up 45% over 2010. As it turns out, 57 guns of various sizes were dropped off at the different sites. Each gun off the street or from a home means there’s less chance of a violent crime. The last initiative of this kind in the city was done in the 90’s.

Link to Courier Post Article:

“Camden Program Collects 57 Guns”:



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