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Gun buyback yields 43 weapons and 11 replicas, Boston police say

In exchange for firearms, participants could receive a $100 Target gift card.

A total of 43 firearms and 11 replicas were turned in anonymously to the Boston Police Department as part of a one-day gun buyback program Saturday, police said in a statement .

The department and Mayor Martin J. Walsh coordinated the gun buyback with physicians and medical professionals to mark the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, killed 26 people, including 20 children. Saturday’s buyback was held at six locations around the city.

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