Hundreds of weapons turned in to JSO
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than $25,000 was paid out to those who handed over guns, no questions asked, to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Saturday.
The gun buyback event took place at the Maceo Elks Lodge in downtown Jacksonville.
Police bought back 539 guns in the year's first buyback.
Each gun turned in was exchanged for $50 in cash.
Authorities say the goal of the event is to get illegal guns off the streets of Duval County.
JSO plans to have three more gun buybacks before the year is out.
Details on future events have not been released.
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