East Palo Alto holds second annual gun buyback


Seventy-six weapons were turned in at the East Palo Alto government center in exchange for a $100 cash cards.

"It's a result of a 2-year-old that was shot and killed with a weapon stored in a garage that the people had around for home protection. We're hoping we can get as many weapons out of the home because chances are greater that someone in the home will be injured than actually using the weapon for protection," Mayor David Woods said.

For those who got rid of their weapons, no identification was required, but the guns will be run against the state's automated firearm system to see if any are stolen.

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