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Jan 18, 2013 12:20 AM by Associated Press

Marin County gun buyback program gets 827 firearms

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Marin County's gun buyback program was so overwhelmed by people interested in selling their firearms, officials ran out of money.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports ( ) that officials were forced to issue vouchers during the buyback on Tuesday after running out of cash. In all, 827 guns were turned in for $100 to $200 each.

The Marin County District Attorney's Office doled out $43,000 for the guns, and distributed another $40,000 in vouchers.

Parties had to prove they were residents of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco or Contra Costa counties.

County officials are now trying to raise money so that they can make good on the vouchers.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat,

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