Newark - New Jersey’s Baghdad
Hoping to reduce violence and replicate the success of earlier gun buyback programs, the state's largest city on Monday embarked on two months of purchasing weapons from residents.
"This is an opportunity for Newark residents to turn in their guns and receive cash, no questions asked," Mayor Sharpe James said.
The city will pay $50 for rifles and shotguns, $75 for semiautomatic pistols and revolvers, and $150 for automatic handguns and assault rifles. People may turn in up to three weapons at a time.
The program is aimed at reducing accidental injury, suicide, domestic violence and celebratory gunfire, police said.