Atlantic City is one of four New Jersey cities participating in Saturday's Guns for Cash - Gun Buyback event, where people can turn in firearms with “no questions asked” and receive as much as $250 per weapon.

Saturday's event, which is open to all New Jersey residents, will be held at the John R. Jasper Memorial Fire Station, Atlantic City Fire Station #1, at 900 Atlantic Avenue, from 10-4 pm.

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Police officers will be stationed at each buyback location to collect and secure the guns.

Free parking will be available across the street in the Showboat Hotel flat lot between Atlantic and Pacific avenues and Delaware and Maryland avenues.

Under standardized pricing set for this buyback, residents will be paid $25 for inoperable firearms & BB/pellet guns; $125 for rifles and shotguns; $200 for handguns;  $250 for assault weapons.

Police will assist with the valuation of turned-in weapons. Up to three guns per individual may be exchanged.

During a Facebook live event Wednesday to promote the Gun Buy Back event, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said the event was worth it for every gun bought back.

"For those of you who say the people who show up at the gun buyback program are not the people we are looking to turn in guns, understand any weapon we take off the street won't be sold, and it can really save a life".

There have been five fatal shootings since May 14 in Atlantic City.

For more information on Saturday's gun buyback event, call the Attorney General's Office of Constituent Services at 609-984-5848.

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