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Residents Participate in a Matching Fund Gun Buy Back Campaign

Post Date:07/18/2018 11:30 AM

Recently, the Town Council approved $10,000 donation to help deter future gun violence in our communities by supporting the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office efforts for a gun buyback program. Furthermore, the Town Council agreed to match dollar-for-dollar any community contribution to this effort up to an additional $5,000.

In the weeks following the Town Council’s action, Portola Valley residents donated a combined $1,875 to the gun buyback matching fund campaign. The Town matched the community’s donation with a dollar-for-dollar match of an additional $1,875. The total donated to the gun buy program:

 Town Council  $10,000
 PV Residents Contribution  $1,875
 Town Council Matching Contribution  $1,875
 Total  $13,750

Gun buyback programs are conducted throughout San Mateo County and the Sheriff’s Office pays up to $100 cash for a handgun/shotgun/rifle, and up to $200 cash for an assault rifle. The most recent gun buyback event, held in May in Redwood City, netted 427 guns.

The combined donation of $13,750 from Portola Valley residents and the Town Council will greatly help to make San Mateo County safer.

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