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Gun Buyback In Queens Nets 509 Guns (PHOTO)

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509 guns were turned in at a Queens gun buyback program Sunday. From WABC:

Anyone who handed in a legal or illegal handgun at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica received a $200 gift card. 245 revolvers and 168 semi-automatic pistols were among the recovered guns as well as an AK 47, tec-9, and a Calico 9mm with a 50 round magazine.

The buyback was held in the same neighborhood where police officer Craig Bier, a member of an anti-gang unit, was shot twice in the leg last week. Bier was the 10th NYPD cop shot this year.

Shootings in New York City have risen 12 percent compared to last summer.

Gun buybacks, often seen as a good alternative to NYPD stop-and-frisks, have netted 8,200 guns since the program's inception.

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