A payout of $114,000 for 1,116 firearms and 47 assault weapons was reported Tuesday afternoon by county officials from Saturday's gun buyback program at the fairgrounds in San Jose.
The event, one of the largest cash-funded gun buybacks in the Bay Area, processed 562 total vehicles and the average number of guns per car was two, according to information released to the media today.
Authorities had offered up to $150,000 in cash, available to individuals turning in their weapons.
Those attending the anonymous collection program on Saturday were Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Ken Yeager, Sheriff Laurie Smith, and Santa Clara County Supervising District Attorney Christopher Arriola.
- 1,116 total firearms collected
- 47 assault weapons
- 479 handguns
- 355 rifles and 235 shotguns
Cash payout statistics:
- $114,000 total payout at the event
- $1,500 - highest single payout (for 15 guns)
- $50 - lowest single payout
- $200 - average payout by vehicle
- $102 - average payout per gun
In comparison, other jurisdictions had the following outcomes:
- Feb. 2013, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park: 400 total firearms collected
- Jan. 2013, San Mateo County, 680 total firearms collected, 24 assault weapons
- Dec. 2012, Oakland, 300 total firearms collected
- Dec. 2012, San Francisco, 296 total firearms collected
- Dec. 2012, Los Angeles, 2,062 total firearms collected, 91 assault weapons
- Hundreds of Weapons Collected in County Gun Buyback Program