SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.—Today, County of Santa Clara Board President Ken Yeager, Sheriff Laurie Smith, and District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced the outcome of the Santa Clara County Anonymous Gun Buy Back Event held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on March 2, including the collection of 1,116 firearms and the payout of $114,000.
The gun buy back event, one of the largest cash-funded gun buy backs in the Bay Area, processed 562 total vehicles. The average number of guns per car was 2. The event offered up to $150,000 in cash, available to individuals turning in handguns, shotguns, rifles, and assault weapons.
· 1,116 total firearms collected
· 47 assault weapons
· 479 handguns
· 355 rifles
· 235 shotguns
Cash payout statistics:
· $114,000 total payout at the event
· $1,500 - highest single payout (for 15 guns)
· $50 - lowest single payout
· $200 - average payout by vehicle
· $102 - average payout per gun
In comparison, other jurisdictions had the following outcomes:
Feb. 2013 - Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, & Menlo Park