Yesterday, two Brownsville churches held "cash for guns" trade-in events in an attempt to get guns off the street. Working handguns could be traded for a $200 bank card, and a working rifle or shotgun was worth a $20 card, no questions asked. At the end of the day, the NYPD had bought a total of 174 guns, including 60 semiautomatic weapons, 72 revolvers, 19 rifles, five shotguns and one sawed-off shotgun, as well as a few "improvised" firearms.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly applauded church leaders for their leadership in helping make the gun program a success and Brooklyn streets safer." Since 2008, the NYPD has recovered around 6,000 with cash for guns programs, including getting 1,216 guns in the Bronx in January. And now the NYPD has all these new guns to play with!