Gun buyback a success in Cobbs Creek

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Gun buyback a success in Cobbs Creek. Sharrie Williams reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on June 30, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia leaders and police are calling Saturday's gun buyback in Cobbs Creek a success.

The no questions asked "Safe Summer Gun Buyback" event encouraged the public to turn in guns in exchange for a variety of gift cards.

They collected 215 handguns and 65 long guns.

Traditional rifles and shotguns were exchanged for a $100 gift card while handguns and assault rifles were traded for $200 rewards.

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