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Second Santa Clara County Gun Buy Back Pays Out $61,150, Brings in 610 Firearms

Officials to display assault weapons
WHAT:           
County of Santa Clara Supervisor Dave Cortese, Sheriff Laurie Smith, and District Attorney Jeff Rosen will announce the outcome of the gun buy back event held at Reid-Hillview Airport on March 23. Officials will provide statistics on the 610 firearms collected, and display a variety of the assault weapons, and be on hand to answer questions.
 
WHO:             
Supervisor Dave Cortese County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Sheriff Laurie Smith, Santa Clara County
Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney
           
WHEN:           
TODAY - Monday, March 25, 2013, 1:30-2 p.m.
                                
WHERE:         
Sheriff’s Auditorium, Office of the Sheriff
55 W. Younger Ave., San Jose
 
WHY:             
The second gun buy back on March 23 added 610 firearms to the 1,116 firearms already collected at the County’s gun buy back event held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on March 2 which included a payout of $114,000. 
 
The gun buy back held by Supervisor Cortese, which has been a part of Unity Day activities for three years, was followed by a peace walk, a resource fair and free food and entertainment at Most Holy Trinity Church in San Jose.
 
Media Contact: Michelle Pelayo-Osorio, Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese, 408-299-5030; Gwendolyn Mitchell/Laurel Anderson, Office of Public Affairs, 408-299-5119; Sergeant Jose Cardoza, Sheriff’s Office, 408-808-4905.
Posted: March 25, 2013