NEWARK, N.J. - A gun-buyback program has turned into a local version of "cash for clunkers."
Newark police say the 280 guns turned in Wednesday and yesterday, the first two days, have temporarily drained the program's $50,000. Anyone who turned in a gun at Emanuel Christian Church was given $200.
A similar program in 2005 yielded 400 guns over four months, said Sgt. Ronald Glover, Police Department spokesman.
Four other churches were scheduled to host two-day gun buybacks in coming weeks, but Glover said more money would have to be found first. - AP