Law enforcement officers collected 344 weapons, including one rocket launcher, at its first ever gun buy-back in Vallejo Saturday.
The event started at 10 a.m. and lasted until 3 p.m. During that five hour period of time, the coalition collected 344 weapons, which included 113 handguns, 67 shotguns, 163 rifles and one military rocket launcher.
Vallejo Police Chief Joseph Kreins said the goal of the operation was to get as many illegal and unwanted guns off the streets of Solano County as possible.
"We all know that these very firearms are often used to commit violent crimes against our fellow citizens and in a variety of tragic scenarios, including suicides," Kreins added.
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