FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2013
Contact: Jim Lowney, 908-527-4711


Union County Gun Buyback


(From left) Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter, Union County Acting Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich and New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman joined law enforcement officials and church leaders today a state-sponsored gun buyback program at The New Zion Baptist Church in Elizabeth.

The two-day event in Hudson and Union Counties on July 12 and 13 was expected to collect hundreds of gun.

The three Union County churches participating in the program are: The New Zion Baptist Church located at 800 Flora Street in Elizabeth, The Morning Star Community Christian Center located at 1009 Chandler Avenue in Linden, and Shiloh Baptist Church at 525 West Fourth Street in Plainfield.

The gun buyback program in Union County is also being made as per Union County Freeholder Chairman Carter’s initiatives for 2013.

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


(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)