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Gun Buyback Program Announced for Union and Hudson Counties

Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter, Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, Union County Acting Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Public Safety Director Andrew Moran and Union County Police Chief Daniel Vaniska joined law enforcement officials and church leaders as New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today in Elizabeth that a state-sponsored gun buyback program for the residents of both Hudson and Union Counties will be held on July 12 and 13.

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

(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)