REMINDER: Gun Buyback In Monmouth Friday, Saturday
State-run buyback program happening in Asbury Park and Keansburg
A state-run gun buyback program, the fourth in a series, is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in two Monmouth County locations.
The program, which will pay up to $250 for each weapon, is being held by the state Attorney General's office in conjunction with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Asbury Park Police Department, the Keansburg Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, and local faith-based community organizations.
Monmouth County residents can bring their unloaded guns on Friday to the Shiloh Community Fellowship Ministry in Asbury Park -- 142 Dewitt Ave. -- and at a public building on Carr Avenue -- 179 Carr Ave. -- near the Saint Ann Catholic Church in Keansburg, according to a release from the Attorney General's Office.
On Saturday, the buyback will take place at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Keansburg, 267 Carr Ave., and again at Shiloh Community Fellowship Church in Asbury Park. The locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the release says.
Police officers will be stationed at the two churches to collect and secure the guns, the release says.
For more information, call the Attorney General’s Citizen Services unit at (609) 984-5828 or visit www.nj.gov/guns.