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Staten Island's Gun Buyback Event Brings In 96 Weapons

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A gun buyback event at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in West Brighton, Staten Island brought in nearly 100 weapons on Saturday.

The NYPD says an AR-15 rifle was among the 96 weapons turned in.

Officials also collected a number of semi-automatic pistols, revolvers and other weapons.

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said that the goal of gun buyback events is safety.

"I mean, you get a gun off the street that can shoot 15 rounds in a clip, that's 15 lives that are saved. When you multiply that by the amount of guns we get in, Staten Island's gonna be much safer because these guns are off of our street,” Donovan said.

Those who turned in handguns and assault rifles got $200 bank cards, no questions asked. Rifles and shotguns were worth $20.

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