This seems a tad desperate? http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/201...ck_program.html
The state Assembly passed a bill today that would expand gun buyback programs across New Jersey in an effort to curb the number of firearms on the streets. The bill would require the state Attorney General to establish a statewide program allowing residents to anonymously surrender guns in exchange for a monetary reward. The vote was 53-22-5. "Gun violence claims live every day," said Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Morris), a sponsor of the measure. "In some communities, it is an all all-too-common reality. We realize a gun buyback program alone will not eliminate gun violence, but it can help enhance public safety by reducing the number of firearms in circulation." The Attorney General's Office launched a gun buyback initiative in 2012. Since then, it's held 10 events throughout the state, recovering nearly 16,000 firearms, including 7,300 handguns and 1,900 illegal guns. This bill (A2895) would require the office to hold at least nine gun buybacks a year. The northern, central, and southern parts of the state would hold three each. One program in each region would be hosted in an urban area with a high crime rate. "A gun in the hands of a violent or disturbed individual is a bad combination," said Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson), another sponsor. "This can help keep guns from falling into the wrong hands by creating a controlled environment where individuals looking to get rid of their weapons can do so safely and anonymously." The program would be funded by forfeiture funds received by the Attorney General,; private donations from corporations, small businesses, and individuals; and any other funds that may become available to the Attorney General. To become law, the bill now needs to pass the state Senate and be signed by Gov. Chris Christie. It's unclear how the Republican governor would approach the bill. Christie, a potential candidate for president in 2016, has drawn fire over the last year for vetoing a handful of bills aiming to tighten New Jersey's already strict gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.