ELIZABETH, NJ - The Gun Buyback event held on October 27 at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Elizabeth and the Visions of God Family Worship Church in Plainfield resulted in a  total of 228 firearms and three assault rifles being collected.

“I went in with the mindset that even one gun off our streets would be considered a success for our county,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “But with that being said, we were able to collect 228 weapons, including assault rifles and illegally-altered weapons. I will continue to advocate and work to make our communities safer and improve the quality of life!”

The gun buyback event is supported by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and sponsored by the Union County Prosecutor and the Union County Sheriff with the Union County Division of Police and the police departments of the cities of Elizabeth and Plainfield.

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Also supporting the event were Freeholder Alexander Mirabella, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael Monahan, Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli, Union County Public Safety Director Andrew Moran, Union County Police Chief Chris Debbie, Union County Manager Ed Oatman and Deputy Manager Amy Wagner.

The Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action also were on hand at both gun buyback locations, offering free gun locks to the public.

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