Police will pay for handguns, rifles

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Posted: Apr 29, 2012 10:23 AM by Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - People who have handguns and rifles can receive payouts with no questions asked at a gun buyback sponsored by the New Orleans Police Department on May 12.

The Times-Picayune reports the event will start at 9 a.m. at Little Zion Baptist Church, 4821 Earhart Blvd. Police will pay $75 for handguns and $200 for assault rifles. The weapons can be new or old. Damaged guns also will be accepted.

Police said owners should bring the weapons unloaded and in a bag or container. Ammunition should be brought in separate containers.

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