Guns collected during buyback shredded in Jersey City

New Jersey news from Eyewitness News

May 11, 2013 8:46:41 AM PDT
Over 500 weapons collected during Jersey City's gun buyback program were shredded Saturday morning.

The guns were collected over an 18-month period as part of the city's program known as Operation Life-Saver.

The shredding was conducted by Sims Metal Management at the company's Claremont Terminal recycling facility.

The buyback was held in five separate events at local churches, bringing in 309 handguns along with 218 rifles and shotguns.

An additional 57 weapons that were left over from other seizures were also destroyed Saturday.