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Gun buyback starts in Hudson and Union counties

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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's latest gun buyback program is taking place in Hudson and Union counties.
 
Residents can exchange firearms for up to $250 per weapon, no questions asked, at six churches on Friday and Saturday.
 
The state's gun buyback initiative has now netted more than 15,000 weapons since December.
 
Previous buyback events were staged in Atlantic, Cumberland, Passaic and Monmouth counties and in Camden, Trenton and Newark.

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