NYC gun buyback program nets dozens of weapons

A gun buyback program has netted dozens of weapons in New York City, where authorities are battling a wave of gun violence.

Police and prosecutors said 69 guns were turned in anonymously on Saturday at the event at a Brooklyn church, no questions asked. In exchange, people received $200 gift cards - paid for with drug and gambling forfeiture - and iPads donated by the owner of the iconic cheesecake maker Junior’s restaurant.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said one of the guns came from a grandmother who took it from her grandson.

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"She said when he opens the drawer, he’ll have the gift card and the iPad, but that gun is out of the house," Gonzalez said.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell tweeted: "Every gun that we get off our streets is a gun that will never be used to harm a New Yorker."