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Gun buyback event nets over 100 guns

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WEST OAK LANE - As Philadelphia’s homicide rate soars, getting guns off the streets is a top priority. "If we get 100 guns off the street today, those are 100 less that we will have to worry about taking a life or injuring a Philadelphian," stated Philadelphia Councilmember Cherelle Parker.At the Upper Room Baptist Church in West Oak Lane, community leaders hosted a gun buyback, promising anonymity and a $100 gift card to Brown’s ShopRite, as an incentive."We don’t have the privilege, right now, of eliminating any tool that we have available to help solve this problem.

There is no silver bullet or single bullet theory about how this will be addressed," Councilmember Parker continued.With the rising homicide rate, in Philadelphia, and the.

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