FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2013
Contact: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711


Gun Buyback Event in Union and Hudson Counties Nets Nearly 1,600 Guns


(From left) Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter, Union County Acting Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Union County Public Safety Director Andrew Moran listen as Union County Police Captain Martin Mogensen (R) speaks about one of the nearly 1,600 guns collected during a two-day, state-sponsored gun buyback program Union and Hudson Counties. More than 1,000 of the guns were turned in at three churches in Union County. The weapons were on display at a joint press conference on July 16 in Jersey City.

The New Zion Baptist Church in Elizabeth, The Morning Star Community Christian Center in Linden, and Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield participated in the program.

The gun buyback program in Union County is one of Union County Freeholder Chairman Carter’s initiatives for 2013.

Residents with questions about the gun buyback program can call the NJ Attorney General’s Citizen Services unit at (609) 984-5828 or visit www.nj.gov/guns.

(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)