San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) and County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier called Saturday's gun buyback event at the San Mateo County Event Center a success.
Roughly 680 guns were collected, including a handful of assault rifles, and many handguns, hunting rifles, shotguns and more.
Rep. Speier's office said around $63,000 was paid out for the guns collected.
See our video of the event including commentary from Peninsula residents above.
See our photo slideshow and full story on the event here.
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