06/25/2012

Chicago gun buyback nets 5,500 weapons

'No questions asked' policy, weapons will be destroyed; several 'military-grade' machine guns amongst those turned in

By Tina Sfondeles
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — Some of the guns turned in at St. Sabina Church on the South Side on Saturday came wrapped in blankets or packed in backpacks. Other, tinier handguns were taken out of designer purses and shoe boxes and turned over.

Jean Jones, 64, unwrapped her handgun delicately from a towel she pulled out of a large brown purse. It was her late husband's weapon, and she had never handled it before.

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