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165 firearms turned in at Bronx gun buyback

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MOTT HAVEN, The Bronx — Bronx residents turned in more than 100 guns in a gun buyback program, officials said Sunday.

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said 165 firearms, including 113 handguns, were turned in at two churches in the borough on Saturday.

“Each of these guns represents a life saved in the Bronx. We are very pleased that we got so many handguns,” said Clark. “We thank the Bronx residents who wisely turned in illegal firearms to make their homes and communities safer.”

Clark said 99 of the firearms were turned in at Fellowship Tabernacle Church of God in Christ and 66 brought to Evangelical Garifuna Church.

There were 61 revolvers; 52 semi-automatic pistols; three assault rifles; 12 rifles; 10 shotguns and 27 BB guns returned as well as air pistols and starter pistols.