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Franklin County collects guns in buyback

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.Y. -

Authorities in Franklin County, N.Y., are practicing a form of gun control-- they are buying up guns from the public.

A number of guns were turned in Wednesday in Hogansburg and Constable on the first day of the buyback program. The county Legislature allocated $5,000 for the program that was proposed by District Attorney Derek Champagne.

The buyback is in response to the Sandy Hook shootings and is meant to give residents a chance to get rid of their unwanted weapons. The county is paying $25 for shotguns and rifles and $150 for handguns and assault weapons.

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