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So Many People Turned in Their Guns, Mpls Had To End Its Buyback Early

By Josette Elieff | August 27, 2016 | SOURCE: BringMeTheNews | PHOTO: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

The City of Minneapolis held a gun buyback on Saturday, and so many people turned in their unwanted firearms that the City had to end it early.

The reason: they ran out of money to buy more.

Minneapolis had been offering people Visa gift cards ranging from $25 to $300 depending on the gun, and they ran out.

The event was scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at two area fire stations. But it ended hours early, around 1 p.m., FOX 9 reports.

The Star Tribune says the buyback collected more than 150 guns, though.

Now police will check the firearms to see if any have been reported stolen, FOX 9 previously reported. Any stolen weapons will be returned to the rightful owner.

Otherwise, the guns will be taken out of commission – and could wind up in an art exhibit focusing on the impact of firearms in the community.

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